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14 Feb: Whelan Bills To Support Military Veterans Approved

TRENTON – A pair of bills sponsored by Senator Jim Whelan which would make it easier for returning veterans to become public school teachers and would create a county ID for military vets in order to make it easier for them to access discount programs and courtesies extended to military personnel was unanimously approved by the Senate yesterday.

“New Jersey’s military veterans have risked their lives in combat in order to protect America and its interests around the world,” said Senator Whelan, D-Atlantic. “The brave men and women currently serving and having served in our military deserve a level of support from a grateful State, and these bills are a small token of our gratitude. This is really the least we can do for people who’ve sacrificed so much for our freedom, and I’m proud to work with the veteran community to advance bills which give something back for their service.”