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Legislation would provide legislative internships to disabled vets

ALBANY – State Senator William Larkin (R, Cornwall-on-Hudson), a World War II and Korean War combat veteran, has introduced the GIVE Back NY program to provide Senate internships in the annual program.

The Giving Internships for Disabled Veterans Not Fully Employed legislation has also been introduced in the Assembly by James Tedisco (R, Glenville). The bill sets aside 10 percent of the current Assembly Internship and Senate Student program positions for service-disabled veterans.

“This unique program integrates serving your country with serving your state,” said Larkin. “GIVE Back NY will allow service-disabled veterans the opportunity to experience state government first-hand. For those veterans who participate, I hope it will stir an interest in making their voices heard at all levels of government.”

Larkin said more people with military backgrounds are needed working in all levels of government “to ensure that the interests and needs of our veterans are not forgotten.”