The Texas legislature is set to vote on a $6.2 billion job creation package Wednesday.
The package will help to finance state and local government jobs that will create a new $30 billion fund to support local agencies in the 2018-2019 budget.
The new fund will be called the Texas Job Creation Fund and is designed to provide up to $1 million per year to help state and city governments get the job they need, including those that do not already have jobs.
That’s according to a news release from the Texas Legislature.
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The bill was sponsored by Republican Rep. Bill Zedler, who said in the release that he believes the state is on the right track in hiring jobs, and that it will “be a model for other states to follow.”
The bill includes several pieces of legislation that aim to increase the state’s ability to hire and retain its citizens.
One of those is a $3.9 billion package that provides $3 billion for state education and training grants and grants to create jobs and boost the state economy.
Another is an $800 million package that will provide $600 million for the Texas Commission on Higher Education to create $300 million in scholarships for students from low-income families.
The money is to be used to expand public universities and to help expand high schools and colleges.
Other pieces of the package include $300,000 for a new state workforce development office, $100 million for an additional $600,000 to expand community colleges, and $50 million to create a public safety and security division within the Department of Public Safety.
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