By Bob Katzen
Awaiting further House action is legislation that makes a change in the current law that allows cities and towns to establish a program permitting veterans to volunteer their services to the community in exchange for up to a $1,000 property tax reduction. The proposal raises the reduction to $1,500.
Supporters said this increase is overdue and will help thousands of veteran homeowners who made sacrifices to defend the nation. The measure was given initial approval on May 10 and has been lingering in committee since then.