States looking to provide improved services to their veterans may want to look at what California has done. Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into a law a package that includes bills offering new benefits to the state's veterans, according to The Associated Press.
A number of the new bills were aimed at providing vets with greater educational opportunities. For instance, one of the laws expands the number of troops who are eligible for in-state tuition while another makes it easier for them to obtain vocational licenses. The move has been applauded by many of the state's veteran advocates.
"This comprehensive package of legislation signed by Gov. Brown continues to demonstrate that California is fulfilling its obligation to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much," California National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. David Baldwin said in statement.
Though California is the latest state to pass bills aimed at helping soldiers, it is certainly not the only one. In July, Illinois governor Pat Quinn signed a bill that provided tax credits to businesses that hire veterans who served after September 11, according to ABC affiliate WSIL.
Veterans looking for assistance with the job hunt can visit AFBA's Career Center, which helps pair employers and recruiters with qualified servicemembers.