Madison – State Representative John Jagler (R-Watertown) voted today in favor of legislation that would benefit veterans throughout Wisconsin. Three bills were passed with bipartisan support in order to ensure that members of the military remain a priority in the state.
“I was proud to vote today in favor of bipartisan legislation that should help ease the transition back to civilian life for veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much in service to our nation,” Jagler said. “I was especially pleased to see Assembly Bill 201, which I co-sponsored with Rep. Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton), receive support from both sides of the aisle.”
AB 201 gives veterans returning from service priority in the college enrollment registration process. The other pieces of legislation that passed in the Assembly will allow service members and their immediate families to receive financial assistance in times of hardship in addition to providing funding so that active duty National Guard members receive the same compensation for travel expenses that the federal government would pay to an officer or enlisted member of equal rank.