By ANNA LIZ NICHOLS, Associated Press/Report for America
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation on Wednesday that makes it easier for veterans and their families who are licensed professionals to continue their careers when they move to the state.
Veterans, active-duty service members and their dependents with valid out-of-state professional licenses can get their licenses in Michigan under the new laws and the fees for application will be waived.
Current law allows veterans to have the initial application fees for professional licenses to be waived, but the new laws expands that waiver to active-duty service members and their dependents.
The families of the 550,000 veterans in Michigan face enough struggles seeking employment after service without having to figure out how to get re-licensed when they have a valid out-of-state license, Zeneta Adams,…