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Gov. Scott Walker May Be Poised To Reorganize Job Training

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks with reporters after a meeting at the White House December 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with members of the US National Governors Association's Executive Committee about impending tax hikes and speeding cuts dictated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 if Congress cannot compromise on reducing the budget's deficit. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI/Getty Images | Getty Images

The budget proposal that Gov. Scott Walker introduces next month will signal whether Madison is prepared to tackle one of the thorniest obstacles confronting the state's economy: reforming and funding training programs for job openings that currently go unfilled for lack of qualified applicants.

"We understand this will be a major issue for the Legislature and the governor," said Bill McCoshen, a politically connected Madison consultant who also heads Competitive Wisconsin Inc., an economic development group.

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