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State Bill could help veterans

February 7, 2007

Valdosta - State leaders want to help Georgia troops continue their education once they return from overseas duty.

Valdosta Senator Tim Golden co-sponsored the Returning Hero Education Act.

It would authorize the Board of Regents to set guidelines to make it easier for troops returning from combat to get into Georgia public Universities and Colleges.  "They've given so much to fight for our country and the least we can do is help them and their families. And ding it through education and educational opportunities is the least we can do," says Senator Tim Golden.

The guidelines could be anything from financial relief to training to get into specialty schools.

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