The Philippines is a country of more than 100 million people. Its history and its proximity to China have made it an important U.S. ally, but it's had its share of challenges.
Borrelli Wants To Offer Companies Tax Breaks For Hiring Unemployed Veterans
A 20-year Marine veteran, now a state lawmaker, wants to give
“With the downsizing of the military and the draw downs of these conflicts overseas, we're going to get 200,000 vets going to be discharged in one year,” Borrelli said. “So how many of them are going to come to
The measure could carry a $20 million price tag. However, there are other proposals that put serious dents in state revenue, including a plan by Gov. Jan Brewer to exempt manufacturers from taxes on the electricity they buy. That could also cost the state $20 million. Companies in the program would have to pay the vets at least prevailing state wage, or more than $16-an-hour.