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Gov. Nixon signs bills to benefit veterans, current members of the military

Among other provisions, bills will help deployed troops with voting and parental rights, help veterans step back into licensed careers and earn college credits
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – In a ceremony today at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, Gov. Jay Nixon signed four bills intended to help current members of the armed forces and military veterans. The new laws encompass a wide range of benefits for current and former members of the military, including making it easier for troops who are deployed to vote; giving greater educational and career opportunities to returning veterans; and helping to return military medals to their rightful owners or their heirs.

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