LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats in the Michigan Legislature are attempting to reverse a vote that will cut the number of weeks jobless workers can get state unemployment benefits starting with new filers next year.

A bill detailed Monday would restore the six weeks of benefits that are set to be lost through a law enacted by Republicans who control the Legislature.

The measure signed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder in March will cut the length of time jobless workers can get state benefits from the current 26 weeks to 20 weeks. The measure was part of a bill allowing tens of thousands of Michigan workers to continue receiving extended federal jobless benefits that would have expired otherwise.

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