Michigan proposal aims to help veterans get jobs - WNEM TV 5

Michigan proposal aims to help veterans get jobs

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Democrats are detailing a legislative proposal that would provide a tax credit to small businesses that hire unemployed military veterans.

The legislation was expected to be discussed Monday at an event at the University of Michigan-Flint campus.

The bill would allow a tax credit of $4,000 or 25% of the compensation paid to a veteran, whichever amount is less.

The legislation was expected to be discussed by Democrats including Rep. Charles Smiley of Burton, Rep. Jim Ananich of Flint and Sen. John Gleason of Flushing.

Lawmakers cited a relatively high unemployment rate among military veterans as motivation for the legislation.

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