Posted on April 26, 2018 by admin
(L-R) Reps. Ackert, Klarides, Yaccarino, Simanski
Hartford – State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62), a member of American Legion Post182, joined veterans groups from across the state to support SB 289 ‘An Act Concerning Funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ which would reverse a planned funding cut by appropriating $2 million toward the department. The funding would allow for continuing operation of the Levitow Healthcare Center in Rocky Hill and prevent the loss of federal reimbursements. In addition to SB 289, funding for the department was included in the proposed Republican budget announced on Friday, April 20th. Veterans’ Organizations at the Capitol included Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American legion, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Connecticut Military and Veterans Coalition, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Vietnam Veterans of America, The Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Marine Corps League, Jewish War Veterans and Franco American War Veterans.