GOP Congressional Candidate John Katko thought the 4th of July holiday that just passed is a good time to think about helping veterans, who he says preserve the freedoms we celebrate. He released a series of proposals Wednesday.
How much might a soldier’s combat experience cause them to commit a crime? The New York State Defenders Association says ‘a lot’ in some cases. The group is pushing a bill in Albany it says will bring more justice to court proceedings when the defendant is a veteran or active duty military. Executive Director Jonathan Gradess says he’s trying to protect a group of vulnerable service members.
Onondaga Community College was the place to be Thursday for veterans hoping to develop their entrepreneurial knowledge. The college hosted the Small Business Administration's 7th annual “Operation: Start Up & Grow” conference for veterans and other members of the military looking to start or expand their own businesses. Keynote speaker and Marine Corps veteran Lee Buttolph ended up buying his family’s lumber company in 2010. He says resources from the SBA and his military experience in Iraq prepared him for this new battle.