To address these issues, we must put forth bold action. Ryan developed a four-point policy plan to help support our Veterans in Arizona:
1. Tax exemption for Arizona Veterans, widows, and widowers up to $10,000 (real estate first, then mobile home or automobile) for service-connected total disability.
2. State government contracting requirement to use 5% of Arizona Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.
3. Appropriate $500 million in annual grant funding to Arizona non-profit organizations who will support expanding mental health services, homeless housing, and workforce development opportunities for Arizona Veterans.
4. Increase the number of Arizona Veteran benefit counselors by 100 over the next 5-years (ADVS appropriated 42 but only has 30 currently filled).
This policy plan will let our Veterans know we are serious about taking care of them. Join me. Let’s take care of Arizona’s heroes.