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Walker signs three bills to help veterans in the workforce WednesdaySubmitted: 12/06/2017
Erin Beu
Erin Beu
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Walker signs three bills to help veterans in the workforce Wednesday
WAUSAU - Governor Scott Walker hopes three new laws will strengthen employment for veterans.

Walker signed the bills Wednesday in Wausau.
The bills increase support for disabled veteran business owners, veteran farmers, and tuition grants for National Guard Members.

"We know that veterans are great for starting up new businesses and hiring other veterans. They are great for expanding the work force and those are all things we need in a time when we have more people employed in the state than ever before," said Walker.

State Senator Patrick Testin helped write a bill which establishes assistance and an outreach program for veteran farmers.

"We do a very good job in our government training men and women how to become soldiers and go into battle and fight. But sometimes, that transition from being a solider and coming back to civilian life can be difficult," said Testin.

The three bills were signed at a disabled veteran owned business, Applied Fab and Machining in Wausau.

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