Sunday, December 03, 2006

Georgia Legislature Bones Widows and Orphans...

Someone should be doing a story on this. In a nutshell, the 2005 Georgia legislature passed HERO SB-42 that authorized a $2000 education benefit for Georgia soldiers who spend 180 days in a combat zone - the benefit is transferable to their children, but not spouse. The problem is that if a soldier is killed or wounded and evacuated before the 180 day mark - no benefit. There was a plan to fix this, but for some reason it's been pulled of the agenda.... what's going on? For more info and some contacts, see the link here...

http://www.mudvillegazette.com/milblogs/2006/12/03/#007249

The benefit is a great gesture, but they didn't get it right. So why the reluctance to fix it?

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