One of the highlights of the new state budget is the creation of a Hire-a-Vet tax credit to encourage businesses throughout New York to hire returning veterans.
That’s a move that I've strongly supported and co-sponsored over the past year.
It’s an investment in the future of returning veterans and so it’s a true highlight of this year’s state budget.
It’s a tough economy all around, but the impact has been especially hard on veterans returning home during this recession to a weak private-sector economy. Returning servicemen and servicewomen have had a hard time finding work and that’s particularly true for wounded veterans.
We believe this tax credit is a worthwhile way to recognize their service and we hope it will help encourage economic opportunities and jobs for returning military men and women who have so much to offer.