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Senator Terri Bryant files legislation to expand training and assistance for Illinoisans affected by the Energy Transition Act

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Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro)

Illinois State Senator Terri Bryant has filed legislation that expands opportunities for Illinoisans affected by the Energy Transition Act.

Senate Bill 3759, filed by Senator Terri Bryant will expand training programs and widen the demographics of trainees that can participate in the Clean Jobs Network Program.

The program is an expansion to the Energy Transition Act to help Illinoisans as the state plans to end all carbon-based electricity production by 2045.

Senator Bryant says the bill will include support for spouses for those affected by shutting down the coal industry.

“You've got to have the ability for other family members who are connected to that coal mine or that energy plant worker to also get trained for new jobs, so we're trying to we're trying to create the training for all aspects of how the community and the economy may be affected by those closures.”

The bill adds Program Delivery Hubs Sites for Franklin and Williamson county’s, report demographic data on potential trainees at the Program Delivery Hubs Sites and add broadband and fiber optic infrastructure.

Adding the two hub sites will bring the states total to 15.

Benjy Jeffords is a digital media production specialist at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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