MEASURE COSPONSORED BY SENATOR RITCHIE TO CREATE JOBS, EXPAND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERANS PASSES SENATE

 
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State Senator Patty Ritchie speaks on the Senate floor on a measure she cosponsored to support the men and women of our Armed Forces by giving preference for state contracts to businesses owned by disabled veterans.

The measure (S.6865), which has passed the Senate, would create a six percent state contract set-aside for service-connected disabled-veteran owned small businesses, ensuring New York State‚Äôs service-connected disabled veterans are better able to compete for millions of dollars in state contracts.