Thursday, February 19, 2009

Rep. Corcoran Announces Quality Jobs Act Amendments

State Representative Michael Corcoran announced Thursday he has State House support on two significant amendments to the Quality Jobs Act legislation.
Rep. Corcoran's amendment to the Quality Jobs Act would increase state funds from $500,000 to $1 million to help "emerging growth companies survive and grow during the start-up period when they are most vulnerable."
Corcoran has also attached an amendment that "requires Medicaid recipients to attend job training and counseling classes and give themselves the opportunity to pull themselves off the HealthNet roles through increase salary from career training."
He said he will also attempt to attach the amendment to HB 190, relating to job development and training, in the Economic Development and Job Creation Committee. At this time, he has a verbal agreement with the Chair of the committee, Rep. Tim Flook.

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