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Legislation Would Tighten Veterans Aid Fund's Management

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An Indiana lawmaker has filed legislation that would tighten up management of a state grant program intended for struggling veterans following revelations that a state agency awarded some of the grants to its own employees.

The Indianapolis Star reports that Rep. Randy Frye's bill includes a provision that would make Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs employees ineligible for grants from the Military Family Relief Fund.

The Greensburg Republican says he's sponsoring the legislation hoping to right "some wrongs."

Read More: Indiana Veterans Agency Adopts Relief Fund Rules

The state Department of Veterans' Affairs' leader, James Brown, resigned last month following reports he awarded money to veterans who worked under him. He denied wrongdoing.

Brown's resignation came after The Indianapolis Star and WRTV-TV questioned the agency's administration of the fund, which is supported by fees from specialty veteran license plates.

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