States are Passing Legislation to Help Veterans

Illinois, Maryland, and Pennsylvania have measures to assist with such things as business loans, nonprofit fundraising, and tax relief.

State governors and legislatures are approving laws that provide support to U.S. military veterans.

Maryland Governor Wes Moore recently signed a law designed to assist veterans, including offering tax relief on retirement income as well as healthcare reimbursement for National Guard members, and free burial for eligible spouses and dependents. The measure is designed to encourage veterans to remain residents of Maryland. The state will also conduct a study on streamlining the state licensing process for service members, veterans, and military spouses.

“We need to make sure that ‘thank you for your service’ is more than just a quote, or something that we always put at the end of a sentence. We need to support our military community,” Governor Moore said, stating that veterans will have second and third careers. “These are people who will start businesses. These are people who will buy homes.”

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation in February that facilitates fundraising for veteran nonprofits.

The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed bills that assist veterans who are starting or expanding businesses through a loan program. Another bill will provide a database of information and resources for veterans in that state.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For state governors as they consider signing the laws the state legislatures pass.
  • For members of state legislatures as they consider the bills introduced to assist veterans.

Sources: MilitaryTimes, WCCSRadio, Illinois Senate


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