Thursday, June 23, 2011

Governor to Sign Budget: Veterans Programs, New GRP Funding to Remain Fully Intact


The Governor has announced he will sign the biennial budget this Sunday at a local business in Green Bay.  The budget includes many favorable veterans-related provisions, including nearly $30 million in new GPR.

The Governor's office today explained that the Military Funeral Honors Program was already fully funded through the current biennium via the "Bill to Pay the Bills" passed a week or two ago.

The only budget veto related to veterans will be a technical change to therefore strike the redundant MFHP language from the budget bill. There should be an explanatory note as well.

Details about the veterans’ budget provisions, including a relatively small but important expansion of the Wisconsin G.I. Bill tuition remission for veterans and dependents at UW campuses. will be posted here in the next day or two. 

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