Newsmakers: Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Scocos on Budget Proposals
In an April 8 Newsmakers, Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos said the governor’s proposed budget would help Wisconsin’s 407,000 veterans in these ways:
• Take over two specialized programs that place vets in jobs.
• Spend $15 million, and hire 150, to expand care at the King and Union Grove homes for veterans who now average 86 years of age.
• Expand Union Grove and Spooner cemeteries.
• Give grants to veterans who want to start their own businesses.
Sec. Scocos said Wisconsin veterans have an unemployment rate of 8.4% — above the state average of 6.2%.