Veterans

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Federal officials say Long Island has eliminated chronic homelessness among veterans. That means there is a system in place to permanently house all known and future homeless veterans.

Christopher Cameron / WSHU

Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco has announced a program to help incarcerated veterans re-enter society.

The Incarcerated Veterans Re-Entry Initiative will create a special housing unit for veterans within Suffolk County’s correctional facilities.

Veterans Want Coverage For Medical Marijuana

Mar 15, 2016
Cassandra Basler / WSHU

At the counter of a dispensary in South Windsor, Conn., veteran Eddie Adkins flipped through a laminated menu of medical marijuana strains, doses and prices. He asked dispensary technician Lauren Boyette about a Cannibis sativa strain that he needs to treat his PTSD.

LI Congressional Delegation Unites on Vets Bill

Mar 10, 2016
Terry Sheridan / WSHU

Long Island’s four members of Congress are lining up behind the Fair Veterans Act, which would help veterans who were less-than-honorably discharged due to undiagnosed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Democrats in the Connecticut State Senate want to make it easier for veterans to start and grow their businesses in the state.  

Senate Democrats introduced a bill Thursday that would give a 15 percent price preference to veteran-owned micro-businesses bidding on state contracts. It would also waive the business tax for start-up companies for the first year.  

Senate Pro Tempore Martin Looney said veterans often make good entrepreneurs.  

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