Treasurer visits Cadiz to tout new Bill of Rights
by Jake Lowary -- jlowary@cadizrecord.com
Aug 17, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathon Miller visited Cadiz last week to inform state residents of the new initiative to help military families with expenses that come forth while a soldier is deployed to combat.

The Military Families’ Bill of Rights, as it has been titled in its draft version, will provide military families with information as well as financial assistance with medical, education and other necessities.

“This is really the focus of my attention for the summer and fall,” Miller said in an exclusive interview with The Cadiz Record.

In ten points outlined in the bill, military families will receive death benefits as well as job preference for employers through tax incentives and also education assistance.

Miller and his staff plan on drafting the bill into more appropriate legislative language before the General Assembly meets next year. Then, he will present the bill as a piece of legislation to the General Assembly, with hopes of getting the bill signed into law.

One of the top points made in the Bill of Rights is the provision for protection against “predatory financial practices,” that seem to be sweeping America and causing some people to lose masses of money through financial scams.

Miller said that new soldiers and reservists are coming into financial troubles when they leave their jobs in the private sector to fight for their country and don’t make as much. Raising awareness of this loss of income and other deficiencies has been a cornerstone behind the new bill of rights.

For the rest of this story, please see this week's edition of The Cadiz Record.
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