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Wisconsin Senate Democrats unveil job-creation plan

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MADISON (AP) -- Democrats who control the Wisconsin state Senate have unveiled a proposal they say will help create and retain jobs and businesses and improve worker education and training.

Democrats released the plan Monday at a Middleton business called Sologear. The Legislature is done meeting for the year but are scheduled to return in mid-January.

One part of the proposal would spend $2 million to increase partnerships between businesses and the University of Wisconsin.

Tax credits that can be claimed for those who make investments in startup companies would be increased under another idea.

Another part would create a $2 million tax credit for businesses that pay university or technical college tuition for their low-income employees.

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