State Bill Would Give Tax Breaks to Military Survivor Families and Veterans

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An Orange County assemblyman today unveiled legislation to make military Survivor's Benefits tax-exempt in California, while three Southland senators announced a bill that would exempt military retirement pay from the state income tax.

``It is absolutely wrong that California taxes the meager financial support provided to the surviving spouses and children of our nation's heroes,'' said Assemblyman Steven Choi, R-Irvine. ``California is one of only two states that taxes this support as income.''