ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Administration officials familiar with the proposal say Gov. Andrew Cuomo will announce measures this week to benefit some of New York's more than 900,000 military veterans, targeting businesses owned by disabled vets for some state contracts.

Cuomo is set to outline his agenda for 2014 in the state-of-the-state address Wednesday. He also plans to hold a summit this spring on the needs of veterans and services for them and their families.

The spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the proposal hasn't been formally announced. They say Cuomo will set a goal of awarding 5 percent of contracts to disabled veterans.

They say an estimated 8 to 12 percent of the 127,000 New York veterans who own small businesses are disabled.

(Story by: Michael Virtanen, The Associated Press)





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