Tuesday, May 12, 2009

ANTONOVICH CALLS FOR SUPPORT OF NATIONAL GUARD EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

Contact:  Tony Bell, Communications Deputy

Office:      (213) 974-5555   Cell: (213) 215-5176

E-mail:     tbell@bos.lacounty.gov

May 12, 2009

For Immediate Release

 

ANTONOVICH CALLS FOR SUPPORT OF NATIONAL GUARD EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich supporting Senate Bill 815 (Cogdill-R) that creates the California National Guard Education Assistance Program that helps California’s National Guard members pay university and community college tuition.

 

“California is currently the only state in the nation that has yet to close this gap and offer a higher education incentive to reward and retain its citizen soldiers,” said Antonovich.

 

To qualify for this benefit, a California National Member would be required to be a California resident and a two-year active member of the California National Guard, State Military Reserve or the Naval militia.

 

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