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State Cuts Affect Veterans' Access To Federal Benefits

January 18, 2011 9:21 a.m.

California Gov. Jerry Brown proposes to eliminate funding for a program his predecessor created last year: the “Welcome Home” program to help new veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. The money at stake in the state budget is about $10 million. But according to veterans’ advocates, the implications for individual veterans and the local economy is much greater.

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