The Star News: California must stop taxing veterans on their military retirement income (Op-Ed)

February 27, 2020

By Senator Ben Hueso / February 27, 2020

As excerpted from The Star News

By not offering these tax incentives, what message is California sending to our military retirees, who have put their lives on the line to keep us safe? Apparently not a welcoming one, as we are losing military veterans to other states at an alarming rate. The number of overall retired military personnel increased by about 10% from 2005 to 2015 in the U.S. Unfortunately, retirees in California decreased by 9.5% over this same period.