Gov. Terry Branstad signed the Home Base Iowa Act into law Monday morning, hoping it will attract veterans to the state.
The Home Base Iowa Act is part of the Home Base Iowa initiative, a program developed to honor veterans by recruiting them and active duty service members for private-sector job opportunities.
Gov. Branstad signed the measure at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston. “Our bipartisan Home Base Iowa plan will work to match veterans with high-paying careers in Iowa. These men and women have fought for our country and acquired unique skillsets and training in the military. Now, with the Home Base Iowa plan signed into law, Iowa stands ready to welcome them to our communities and match them with the quality jobs across the state.”
Gov. Branstad also signed a bill providing an additional homestead credit for disabled veterans.