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Last Updated: 2/23/2010
Budget Issue: The Governor proposes to borrow $500 million from the Unemployment Compensation Disability Fund to provide training grants and incentive payments to employers as part of his Jobs Package.
Program: Employment Development Department
Finding or Recommendation: Reject the proposal because (1) most of the funding will result in a windfall to businesses that are planning to expand on the natural, (2) over $1 billion in funds for training are already available in the workforce development system, and (3) proposal creates additional borrowing that must be repaid by businesses.
Further Detail

We submitted a handout at the February 3, 2010 hearing of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee that briefly summarizes the Governor's Employment Training Initiative.