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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 04:13 AM

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills giving veterans more state benefits

Source: LA Times


"Yesterday, a bill to invest in job training for veterans was blocked because of Washington political infighting," Brown said. "Here in California, Republicans and Democrats joined together to support our veterans. These bills respect the honor and dignity of those who serve."

The measures include an extension of veterans' eligibility for priority registration at state colleges and universities from four to 15 years after leaving active duty. Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills) wrote AB 2133 to match the period of veterans' eligibility for financial assistance through the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

The governor also signed a bill requiring the state Department of Consumer Affairs to expedite the issuing of vocational licenses to military spouses. The agency dispenses licenses for construction contracting, barbering, court reporting and dozens of other vocations.



Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-brown-bills-20120921,0,6875687,print.story




Other bills signed by the governor include one that restore state benefits that were rescinded due to a military discharge based solely on sexual orientation, if the federal government reinstates eligibility...

and another that gives the adjutant general of the National Guard more power to establish support programs and solicit donations for military personnel and their families.


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Response to tomm2thumbs (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 04:19 AM

1. Win/Win


Supporting our returning troops... while at the same time embarrassing the Republicans in Washington DC for NOT doing the same.



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Response to tomm2thumbs (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 04:32 AM

2. As a sometimes critic of Governor Brown

I have to give credit where credit is due. Thanks for taking care of our veterans, Gov. Brown AND the CA state legislature.

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:45 AM

3. Jerry Brown is my Governor

He inherited a fixer upper after Ahhhnold was through with us.

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:14 AM

4. That's difference between Democrats & Republicans: we help vets, they talk about it but hurt vets.

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:22 AM

5. We LOVE Gov. Moonbean & his daddy before him.

I am so glad CA is leading the way. WooooHoooo~*~*~*~*~

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:37 AM

6. I wrote in Jerry Brown on my ballot in '76, after he had already dropped out. He wourld have been a

fine president then and a better one now.

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