Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember A blessed Veterans Day to the countless brave men and women who have served to protect their fellow Americans! I thank these men and women for their tireless dedication to the security of our Nation.
There is no way that we can pay back the sacrifices our veterans have made, but California needs to do more. Veterans Day shouldn’t just be a day to celebrate and say thank you, it should be a day that we resolve to show veterans the same commitment they have shown to us.
California is one of only three states, plus Washington DC, that still fully taxes veterans’ retirement pay. This is an unnecessary tax that makes it more difficult for veterans to live in our state. Eliminating this burden would be a big step forward for California’s veterans!
Last year Senate Bill 1071 would have repealed the tax on veterans’ retirement pay. Unfortunately, session was shortened due to the pandemic and the bill never came up for a vote. We must take steps to repeal this tax in future legislative sessions.
To learn more about resources available to California’s veterans, please visit calvet.ca.gov.
Marie Waldron , Assembly Minority Leader, 75th District
Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.
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