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SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Steven Choi (R-Irvine) today announced that his measure, Assembly Bill 2494, which seeks to have the California State Universities (CSU) and Universities of California (UC) recognize veterans training and experience for college credit, passed through the Assembly Appropriations Committee and is being sent to the Assembly Floor for a vote. “I am thankful for the committee’s judgement to pass this important legislation for veterans,” said Choi. “Our system, far out paced by the private sector, fails to recognize veterans who were trained in management, marketing,…
SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Steven Choi (R-Irvine) today announced that his measure, Assembly Bill 2494, which seeks to have the California State Universities (CSU) and Universities of California (UC) recognize veterans training and experience for college credit, passed through the Assembly Higher Education Committee. Unknown too many, most state ran centers of higher learning do not recognize military training or experience for college credit. This action has contributed to thousands of veterans choosing to seek their higher education at private colleges instead, where they are more likely to…
SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Steven Choi (R-Irvine) today announced that he introduced legislation to make military Survivor’s Benefits tax exempt in California. “It is absolutely wrong that California taxes the meager financial support provided to the surviving spouses and children of our nation’s heroes,” said Choi. “California is one of only two states that taxes this support as income.” AB 2380 simply makes support derived from Survivor’s Benefits tax-exempt income within California. Specifically, the bill protects the 29,855 children and spouses that are currently in California, have lost…