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BOSTON – As Veterans Day approaches, State Senator Nick Collins reflects this year’s recent accomplishments in the Massachusetts State Senate.
Veterans Day is an important occasion to pay tribute and honor those who have served their country. Below are some highlights of the important work the Senate has done since January to support those who serve and have served:
- Passed the SPEED Act – The SPEED Act expedites the professional licensure process for military spouses to ensure they can continue their careers, allows for advanced and virtual enrollment for military children to resolve disruptions in education, provides for in-state tuition continuity for military-connected college students, and creates a Purple Star Campus designation to identify schools that show a major commitment to military families.
- Allocated $500K for the expansion of the Women Veterans’ Outreach Center in the FY’22 Budget
- Passed a $400M bond bill for the reconstruction of a new Holyoke Soldiers’ Home
In order for the Soldiers’ Home to provide the care that our Veterans deserve, the facility must be rebuilt. This funding will ensure the project becomes a reality.
- Appropriated $200M in general obligation bonds for Veteran housing across the State Veterans across the Commonwealth deserve housing that suits their individual needs, regardless of what zip code they reside in.
“I am proud of these efforts to support our Veterans and service members,” said Senator Nick Collins. “Thank you to all of our Veterans, those currently serving, and their families for their service and sacrifice.”