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House sends veterans bill to governor

House sends veterans bill to governor

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A bill will a goal of supporting veterans in Iowa and bringing others to the state has won final approval from the Iowa House.
The measure passed on a vote of 94-to-2; it now goes to Governor Terry Branstad.
This session, Governor Branstad made veteran support one of his priorities.
Under the bill, military pensions would be exempt from state income taxes with surviving spouses being included in that exemption; it also allows companies to give preference to veterans when hiring and would offer credit to veterans with occupational licensing.
Under the measure, higher education facilities would also be tasked with determining a standard that would offer veterans academic credit for military experiences.
A separate measure was also passed by the house that would expand a current homestead tax credit for disabled veterans.

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