29 Apr: Whelan Bill To Help Vets With College Transition Receives Final Legislative Approval

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Whelan that would help veterans gain a college or university degree or certificate has received final legislative approval and now heads to the Governor’s desk.

“For our service men and women who are coming home it is often difficult to transition from the battlefield back into day-to-day life here in New Jersey, particularly when they are readjusting into an academic environment,” said Senator Whelan, D-Atlantic. “By analyzing what works and doesn’t work for our veterans at the college level – from support services and counseling to classes and programming to financial aid and admissions – we can increase the likelihood of success and graduation.”

20 Aug: Whelan Bills To Show Support For NJ Veterans Approved

TRENTON – A pair of bills sponsored by Senator Jim Whelan which would establish a study commission to make recommendations to help New Jersey vets get a college education, and would allow New Jerseyans to appropriately honor fallen heroes was unanimously approved by the Senate today.

“New Jersey is proud of and grateful for the sacrifices of our brave men and women in uniform who are engaged in defending America and her interests around the world,” said Senator Whelan, D-Atlantic. “Our veterans and active-duty military service members have given their time, talents, and in some cases, their very lives in service to their fellow countrymen. These bills appropriately recognize the many sacrifices of our military personnel, and honor the men and women who are serving or have served in our nation’s armed forces.”