Michigan Senate approves criminal justice, occupational licensing reform for veterans
The bills would help military families who often face barriers to work when frequently moving around the country, Jarrett Dieterle, the director of commercial freedom at the nonprofit R-Street Institute, told The Center Square.
“It’s a lot harder to want to join the military if it means your husband or wife… is going to have to start all over on a job hunt every time you move,” Dieterle said.
Dieterle said veterans’ families are often the most transient population of the United States.
“It’s not like me deciding to move from Ohio to Michigan for a job. … They often have a permanent change of station orders that means that they have to move their families across state lines while serving our country,” Dieterle said. “Finding a way to ease their ability to maintain jobs and employment is really important for that population.”