Veterans Preference Plan Clears Committee

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Military veterans seeking protected state jobs would have an advantage over regular civilians going for the same post, under a bill before the Kentucky General Assembly.

Currently, veterans get a five-point bonus when they apply for a protected state job, and disabled vets get a 10-point boost.

Representative Mike Cherry says that's not enough of a preference because only about 14 percent of the protected jobs in state government require a test in which the added points can be calculated. Cherry sponsored they bill.

A separate plan would give an income tax break to active duty military personnel.

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