FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- Military spouses who leave their jobs because of the frequent moves required in the military would be eligible for unemployment benefits under proposed bill in Tennessee that has the support of the governor.
The bill sponsored by state Sen. Tim Barnes and state Rep. Joe Pitts of Clarksville moved quickly through the Senate this week after Gov. Bill Haslam included $280,000 for the bill in his fiscal year budget proposal.
With thousands of soldiers based at Fort Campbell, Ky., on the Tennessee line, the state estimates about a third of military personnel are transferred each year, which means more than 3,000 spouses in Tennessee have to move their families to follow their soldiers to a new military post, according to the fiscal note attached to the bill.
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