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Court: State doesn't have to pay for man's master's degree

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

A Wisconsin appeals court says the state Department of Workforce Development doesn't have to pay for a man's master's degree.

The case centers on Michael Morgan, a disabled man who receives help through the DWD's vocational rehabilitation programs to reach employment goals. DWD paid for his bachelor's degree and other benefits in 2013 and 2014 to help him become a drug counselor.

In January 2014 he asked DWD to fund his master's degree. The agency refused and a Milwaukee judge upheld that decision.

The 1st District Court of Appeals affirmed that ruling Wednesday, finding Morgan wanted to become a counselor, DWD agreed to pay for his bachelor's degree and he can get a counseling job with that degree.

Morgan's attorney didn't immediately return a voicemail.

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