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Bill introduced to help veterans get jobs

State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miami Twp., introduced a bill today to provide tax cuts for businesses that give jobs to veterans.

The bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Hearcel Craig, D-Columbus, also gives bid preference to companies owned by veterans.

"As the youngest state lawmaker, many of my friends and those in my generation served our country in Afghanistan and Iraq only to come home and struggle to find jobs," Antani said in a statement.

The legislation would provide a five percent bid preference for state contracts to businesses owned by veterans and authorize a personal income or commercial activities tax credit for a business that hires and employs an Ohio veteran for a period of at least one year.

"This legislation can make Ohio the most veteran friendly state in the country. These veterans served our country, it’s time for us to serve them," Antani said.

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