St. Louis aldermen pass veterans jobs bill

VETERANS JOBS BILL

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A veteran’s jobs bill is one step closer to reaching the St. Louis City ballot in time for Veterans Day 2014.

Jeffrey Boyd, alderman of the city’s 22nd Ward, announced the Board of Aldermen unanimously passed the proposal on Friday, February 7, 2014.  The measure would give bonus points to military veterans taking exams for city jobs.  If Mayor Francis Slay signs the bill, the question will go to voters in the city’s general election in November.

Boyd sponsored the bill and is a retired Master Sergeant with the U.S. Army.

“Our veterans have demonstrated their loyalty, and their service attests to their dedication and tremendous selflessness in sacrifice in serving our country,” he said in a statement.  “This measure upon approval by the voters will make a bold statement that the residents of the City of St Louis support our troops and those who have served unselfishly.”

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