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State of Texas 85th Legislative Session: Texas Veterans Commission Budget (Update-No change to Hazlewood Legacy)

State of Texas 85th Legislative Session: Texas Veterans Commission Budget (Update-No change to Hazlewood Legacy)

This is the proposed budget by the Texas Veterans Commission for the 85th Legislative Session.  The main issues in the budget are a reduction to the strike teams that work on VA Claims; and changes to administration and distribution of funds with the Hazlewood Act.   The Legacy Program, under the Hazlewood Act, which supports the children of Texas veterans; is the target for decreasing the cost of this education benefit. (Update: There will be no change to the Hazlewood Legacy Program.)

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Sen. Konni Burton updates VETCO on Hazlewood Act and other state veteran initiatives

Sen. Konni Burton updates VETCO on Hazlewood Act and other state veteran initiatives

 

Texas State Senator, Konni Burton addressing VetCo members

Texas State Senator Konni Burton, who serves on the Senate Defense and Veterans’ Affairs Committee, provided an update at the VETCO meeting for November. The following are three initiatives being discussed for the Legislative session in January: mental health with a focus on the Strike Teams; Vet Courts in terms of their effectiveness; and Hazlewood Act in how to continue funding this benefit.   The House of Representatives would create a new bill for the Hazlewood Act, and is currently researching the following information:

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