First-of-its-kind bill aims to help veterans start businesses, get hired in Louisiana

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By MADELINE MEYER, LSU Manship School News Service
May 22, 2019

Legislators are supporting efforts to help veterans start businesses and get hired in Louisiana. The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday advanced a proposal for the Veterans First Business Initiative.

The popular bill would be the first of its kind in the country.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat and former U.S. Army Airborne Ranger, spoke in support of the bill in the Senate committee. At a morning press event for the Central Louisiana Business and Economic Development, the governor reiterated his administration’s plans.

“This is going to help veterans make that transition from service to civilian life and give us another opportunity to say thank you,” Edwards said. 


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