Okla. Senate panel approves veteran education bill

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 11, 2013 at 11:52 am •  Published: February 11, 2013
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"We know veterans are good, upstanding citizens and have a lot to contribute to the economy and the society of Oklahoma," he said.

At least five other states currently offer in-state tuition levels to discharged veterans in their borders, including Arizona, Colorado and Ohio. Tennessee's legislature is currently looking at a similar proposal.

The Senate Education Committee approved Simpson's bill without opposition Monday, sending it on to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Committee member Sen. Susan Paddock, D-Ada, and Vice-Chairman Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, questioned the fiscal impact of the bill. Simpson said his office was working on pegging that number, and that the bill would also be adjusted to make sure it doesn't contradict the federal G.I. law.

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