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Veterans Day was the perfect symbolic day for the official opening of the new Verde Valley Military Service Park as residents from all over the Verde Valley met at Garrison Park in Cottonwood to commemorate the completion of the first phase of the park and the 22-month-long effort lead by a dedicated group of patriotic Verde Valley and Sedona citizens. Wednesday, a Senate panel voted to give an additional break in state taxes to military retirees despite the potential loss of $15 million in revenues. (VVN/Vyto Starinskas)

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Senate panel advances bill that would give vets a tax cut

Measure would cost the state $15M in revenues

By the barest margin, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to give an additional break in state taxes to military retirees despite the potential loss of $15 million in revenues.