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Gov. Walker signs two bills designed to help veterans

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin veterans can move to the front of the line when signing up for classes at the state's UW and technical college campuses. 

Governor Scott Walker signed a bill Friday to give active military members and veterans priority over other students in registering for their preferred class sections.

The bill is designed to show support for veterans while saving tax money. The goal is to pay for more class sections under the federal GI bill. The federal benefits must be used up before a veteran's state benefits kick in. 

Also, Walker signed a bill to provide discounts on hunting and fishing licenses for veterans who were injured during their service. The discounts apply to Purple Heart veterans. 

Both in-state and out of state veterans can pay various discounts to enjoy Wisconsin's great outdoors. 

The Republican Walker signed both measures following a special veterans' ceremony at the State Capitol.