TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Beach (D – Camden) that would increase the amount of aid given to blind and paralyzed veterans has cleared the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
“It has been years since there was any change in the amount these wounded veterans — heroes actually — have been given. That is unacceptable. With the property tax burden having increased 20 percent in the past two years, not to mention the expensive cost of living in New Jersey in general, our veterans need help. This legislation does the right thing and provides the increase in funding these veterans need and deserve,” said Beach, chair of the committee.