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Wis. Senate passes worker training bill

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state Senate has passed a bill supported by Gov. Scott Walker that creates a pilot program to provide people on unemployment a chance to receive part-time training with employers that may lead to full-time work.

Those in the one-year pilot program would receive an additional $75 a week in unemployment benefits. About 500 people are expected to be enrolled in the program.

The Senate unanimously passed the bill Tuesday. It previously passed the Assembly, so now it heads to the governor for his approval.

Walker said in a statement that the change will help those seeking work to gain meaningful experience.

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