The funding budgeted by Bill de Blasio for the Department of Veterans Services is simply not enough.

It is truly shameful how military veterans, who have put their lives on the line to protect this country, are being short-changed.

I would authorize the expansion of a property tax exemption for the city’s veterans and implement a requirement that a portion of city contracts be awarded to veteran-owned businesses. The disheartening issues of homelessness and suicide among veterans will be a priority.

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