Augusta Free Press

Governor McAuliffe announces veterans and military families legislation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a series of legislative proposals aimed at enhancing employment and educational opportunities for Virginia veterans as part of his ongoing effort to build a new Virginia economy. The Governor’s agenda would also strengthen Virginia’s support to military families and defense installations across the Commonwealth.

Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McAuliffe said, “Building a new Virginia economy requires giving our veterans the resources they need to put their unique skills and training to work in rewarding careers. I look forward to working with the General Assembly to pass these common sense measures to strengthen our Commonwealth’s standing as the best place on earth for military personnel, veterans and their families to live, work and thrive.”

Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John C. Harvey, Jr. said, “These legislative initiatives are a clear indication of Governor McAuliffe’s firm commitment to our veterans and will enable Virginia’s rapidly growing veteran population to make significant contributions to the new Virginia economy.”

Below is a summary of the legislative proposals Governor McAuliffe announced today: