Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rep. Miccarelli praises Corbett's order

State Rep. Nick Miccarelli, R-162, of Ridley Park, said he was pleased that Gov. Tom Corbett signed an executive order earlier this month to expand economic opportunities for veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses in Pennsylvania.

Miccarelli, an Army National Guard staff sergeant who served in Iraq, said the executive order mirrored a piece of legislation which he had introduced in previous legislative sessions. House Bill 1316 had been referred to the state House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.

"We were going to take it up in January but the governor stepped in and put this piece of legislation into practice," said Miccarelli.

Corbett's executive order will direct state agencies to significantly increase business opportunities for veteran-owned small business enterprises and service-disabled veteran-owned small business enterprises.

Corbett has directed the Department of General Services to oversee the implementation of his order.

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