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Published on Friday, March 31, 2017

Councilman Medina Stands with Veterans in Support of Keeping Hazlewood Act Intact

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SAN ANTONIO (March 31, 2017) — Councilman Cris Medina spoke out today in solidarity with the City of San Antonio’s Commission on Veteran’s Affairs as they submitted a statement to the state asking to keep the Hazlewood Act intact. 

The Hazlewood Act exempts qualified veterans and dependent children of certain disabled or deceased veterans from specific tuition and fee charges at public institutions of higher education in the state of Texas.

“The Hazlewood Act has provided veterans and their dependents opportunities they might not have otherwise had in their pursuit of higher education,” Medina said. “As a veteran, I understand this is an invaluable resource allowing the men and women who have willingly served our country an opportunity to further education for the benefit of not only themselves, but the entire community. The State of Texas made a promise to our veterans and their families, and I intend to do all I can to hold them to that promise. The Hazlewood Act must be protected and allowed to continue as is.”

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