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Byline: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SANTA FE The state House has endorsed a $2 million education program for welfare recipients over the objections of Republicans who said it would extend the time the recipients could get cash assistance.
The Education Works Act approved by the House on Wednesday would provide for as many as 400 welfare recipients to go to college or vocational school for two years.
During that time, they would be eligible for state-paid cash benefits but would not have to comply with the work requirements of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, the federally funded welfare-to-work program.
And the two years would not count …