Leading the way on military legislation

By Joey Bunch

COLORADO POLITICS

Colorado Springs area legislators led the way on bills that could do a lot for the state’s military members: lifting their pay in an emergency, caring for veterans and honoring those who serve their cause.

Senate Bill 91 would raise the pay of the National Guard from $20 a day to $88 a day. House Bill 1220 would provide a needs assessment at the state’s community living centers. Both passed the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee unanimously Tuesday.

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