UPDATED: Bryant’s $50 million workforce training plan heads for floor votes

Matching House and Senate legislation that would pull $25 million each of the next two years from the state’s unemployment compensation reserve fund to pay for workforce training made it to the floors of their respective houses Tuesday. The money would be used to step-up the state’s efforts to train workers for advanced manufacturing jobs and to create a future generation of Mississippians with paychecks sufficient to afford “two cars and a boat,” Gov. Phil Bryant said last week.