McDonnell Signs Bills Benefiting Veterans

Full story: NBC29 Charlottesville

Flanked by legislators and by service members stationed at Fort Lee, Governor Bob McDonnell signed 25 bills Thursday, which he says are designed to make Virginia the most military-friendly state in America.
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Diane

Fredericksburg, VA

#1 Mar 31, 2011
Can we get Bob McDonnell to sign off on the Autism bills please!
Lone Justice

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Mar 31, 2011
Just don't forget the Viet Nam War Era Vets. And don't mess with the VRS funds! Again!!
jim2051

AOL

#3 Mar 31, 2011
Sounds like its for the ones still serving in Va.Soon as they get sent to another duty station or leave the service they will go home to where they came from. Been there done that. Came back home to Va and getting screwed like the rest of the people. Any web site to read this miracle bill?

Since: Jul 09

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#4 Mar 31, 2011
jim2051 wrote:
Sounds like its for the ones still serving in Va.Soon as they get sent to another duty station or leave the service they will go home to where they came from. Been there done that. Came back home to Va and getting screwed like the rest of the people. Any web site to read this miracle bill?
At least it might be a step in the right direction.
Texas Military Retiree

Walkertown, NC

#5 Mar 31, 2011
This is good news consider that Virginia was being labeled as the most unfriendly state toward retiree's when it comes to verteran's benefits. When briefing were held at Fort Hood, Texas, soldiers were asked if they were residents of or planning to move back to Virginia. Those who raised their hands were informed that Virginia was the worst state in providing benefits for military retiree's. I was born and raised in Virginia until I enlisted in the military at age 20. Most of my family and friends are located in Virginia, but after the retirement briefing I decided against moving back to Virginia.
tax payer

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Mar 31, 2011
Could we get the gov to look into the large theft of virginia state retirement fund money? He is the man in charge of the state, right?
GoUVa

Nokesville, VA

#7 Apr 1, 2011
Bob McDonnell is without a doubt the best Governor this state has ever had. Since day one this guy has had his finger on the pulse of Virginia's citizens. He has cut spending, taxes and is paying the retirement system back all the money he borrowed. He has brought in hundreds of thousands of new jobs and Virginia is leading the world in wealth under his leadership. A brilliant man indeed!

APRIL FOOLS!
anon

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Apr 1, 2011
GoUVa wrote:
Bob McDonnell is without a doubt the best Governor this state has ever had. Since day one this guy has had his finger on the pulse of Virginia's citizens. He has cut spending, taxes and is paying the retirement system back all the money he borrowed. He has brought in hundreds of thousands of new jobs and Virginia is leading the world in wealth under his leadership. A brilliant man indeed!
APRIL FOOLS!
lol
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Apr 1, 2011
GoUVa wrote:
Bob McDonnell is without a doubt the best Governor this state has ever had. Since day one this guy has had his finger on the pulse of Virginia's citizens. He has cut spending, taxes and is paying the retirement system back all the money he borrowed. He has brought in hundreds of thousands of new jobs and Virginia is leading the world in wealth under his leadership. A brilliant man indeed!
APRIL FOOLS!
Wow -- post #7 -- you're slipping! I guess you were waiting for the 1st to get underway. Still shocked that you were not post #1 or #2.

Love the humor, though!:)
Guardian

Palmyra, VA

#10 Apr 1, 2011
Many employers in Virginia including State Agencies claim to be Military friendly, but in reality are not. The USERRA needs to be given REAL authority. and be given the REAL ability to help servicemen and women. As it is now, claims of discrimination are only half heartedly investigated, if at all. The employer only has to lie about it, and then swear to it.
As it is now, the only chance a soldier has to prevail in these cases is if the employer is so belligerent as to boast their unwillingness to abide by Federal law.
If legislators really want to help protect soldiers and their families they should consider a bill to strengthen the USERRA.
Gru

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Apr 1, 2011
tax payer wrote:
Could we get the gov to look into the large theft of virginia state retirement fund money? He is the man in charge of the state, right?
He's the CURRENT "man in charge" -- but he's NOT the man that stole the money. THAT POS is currently O'Bummer's newest lap-dog.
jim2051

AOL

#12 Apr 1, 2011
GoUVa wrote:
Bob McDonnell is without a doubt the best Governor this state has ever had. Since day one this guy has had his finger on the pulse of Virginia's citizens. He has cut spending, taxes and is paying the retirement system back all the money he borrowed. He has brought in hundreds of thousands of new jobs and Virginia is leading the world in wealth under his leadership. A brilliant man indeed!
APRIL FOOLS!
You want to play April Fools do it with your wife,I did today and she didnt think it was a joke. Instead of being a good husband,father,your are joking your children also.

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