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Tully Rinckey PLLC supports passage of NYS legislation supporting veterans


New York Poised to Become Vetrepreneur-Friendly

The New York State Assembly joined the State Senate in passing legislation (S2803/A5872) that sets a goal to award six percent of state contracts to service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs). The bill is expected to be signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Vetrepreneur advocates in New York, including NaVOBA member Tully Rinckey PLLC, have been leading the support for the measure alongside the bill’s sponsors, State Senator Greg Ball and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz.

“Providing this earned-opportunity to our heroes is common sense,” Ball said. “The governor’s public and recent support is exactly the kick in the pants this bill needed to make it a reality.”

There are more than 192,000 veterans living in New York City, and almost 900,000 veterans statewide. It’s estimated that about 88,000 of these veterans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan post 9/11.

All New York veterans should reach out to Gov. Cuomo and encourage everyone they know to do the same and insist on the passage of this legislation. A similar measure for vetrepreneurs made it all the way to then Gov. Patterson’s desk in 2009, only to be vetoed. This new bill must not see a similar fate.

Contact the Governor’s office by phone (518) 474-8390 or mail:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

by Matthew Pavelek


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