Governor Beshear Planning Executive Order To Benefit Vets

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A published report says Gov. Steve Beshear
plans to file an emergency regulation Thursday, giving military
veterans preference in hiring for state jobs.

The Courier-Journal quoted Beshear spokesman Dick Brown as
saying the measure will likely be similar to one that failed to
pass in the last legislative session.

That bill would have required the state to ask on job
applications if the applicant is a veteran and would have required
the state interview at least five veterans for each job, providing
five vets applied.

Formerly, veterans were given extra points on exams taken for
various jobs, but much of that testing has been eliminated.

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