(Des Moines) The legislation is expected to soon move to the full senate for a vote. Senator Herman Quirmbach of Ames says the bill honors veterans and may attract military retirees to the state.
The military pension exemption is a top priority for Governor Terry Branstad who has made support for veterans a key part of his budget plan this year. According to the Branstad administration the pension exemption would cost the state a projected $10 Million in lost annual revenue.
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