ICYMI: Gov. Walker Signs Bills to Support Wisconsin Veterans
December 7, 2017

[Madison, Wis.] – In case you missed it, Governor Scott Walker signed three pieces of legislation that continue to demonstrate his appreciation and support for our brave veterans and military personnel as he works to move Wisconsin forward. The bills ensure those who served our nation will continue to find Wisconsin as one of the best states in the nation for veterans benefits.

Read more from WSAW here or find excerpts below:

Gov. Walker Signs Bills to Support Veterans
Emily Boyer
December 6, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker signed three bills into law Wednesday morning at Applied Fab & Machining in Wausau to increase support for veteran farmers, disabled veteran business owners, and tuition grants for National Guard members. …

“These new bipartisan bills make it easier for veterans to access the resources they need to excel in education, business, and farming so they can pursue their passions and keep moving Wisconsin forward.”

Senate Bill 224 creates a collaborative program to integrate veterans into agriculture and provide supporting resources. The program will assist veterans by providing employment, mentorship, and educational opportunities in both the University of Wisconsin and technical college system, and will also connect veterans with local, state, and federal resources.

Senate Bill 47 brings consistency in eligibility for disabled-veteran owned business status between state and federal programs.

Senate Bill 410 clarifies that the Department of Military Affairs shall include all differential tuition costs in calculating the maximum amount for tuition reimbursement at qualifying schools for eligible National Guard members. Additionally, the department must reimburse an applicant no later than 30 days after the department receives the certification of course completion. …