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Summit held to honor veterans

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Updated: 3/20 9:47 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York held its first ever Disabled Veterans Summit hosted by Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders.

Cuomo announced the state’s agreement on legislation that would award six percent of all state contracts to companies owned by service disabled veterans. The agreement also establishes a program that will set aside contracts for those small businesses.

No other state has such a program. The goal of six percent doubles the federal government’s goal of awarding three percent.

Cuomo said it’s art of New York’s commitment to its nearly one million veterans. The agreement is expected to create tens of thousands of jobs for veterans across New York State.

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