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Florida Legislature aims to attract more veterans to Sunshine State

Article2-PicPatrick McCallister
For Veteran voice
patrick.mccallister@yahoo.com

Sen. Thad Altman, chairman of the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, held up a copy of the annual Florida Veterans Benefit Guide on the State Senate floor. “With the passage of this bill, it will get thicker and thicker and thicker,” he said. Florida has about 1.6 million veterans. The Florida Senate sent a message on Tuesday, March 11 — the state wants more. The Senate unanimously adopted the Florida GI Bill during the Legislature’s annual National Guard Day, Tuesday, March 11. “On (Florida National Guard Day), we usually pass feel-good resolutions,” Sen. John Thrasher, St. Augustine, said on the Senate floor after the vote. “Today we passed an extraordinarily…

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