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Brown signs key military, veterans bills

Affects BRAC, veterans court, education, jobs and fishing licenses

Michael Gardner, U-T SAN DIEGO

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Erik Bruvold, president of the National University System Institute for Policy Research, said it’s “always useful” for the state to have a firsthand role to influence national decision-makers.
“That said, what was clear in the last (BRAC) round is that local efforts are key,” he said. Local officials have to ensure that local assets are identified and they proactively address any concerns raised by the Department of Defense, he said.