I continue to support our men and women in uniform. I have been a leader in passing bills that help our soldiers and military families. I passed the Military Family Assistance Trust Fund, which covers expenses for families who struggle while their loved ones are deployed. I was a leader in passing the “Hiring Kentucky Heroes Act,” which gives hiring preferences to veterans who apply for State Government employment. I was a strong voice in passing the Military Tuition Waiver Program, which waives college tuition costs for veterans, soldiers, and their immediate family. I helped craft and pass legislation that makes it easier for children of military families to transfer between elementary, middle and high schools. Soldiers and their families have no stronger advocate than myself.