Associated Press, Published February 20 2013
ND Senate approves funds for military casketsBISMARCK— North Dakota's Senate has approved a measure that funds military caskets for needy veterans.
The measure allocates $50,000 for the military caskets over the next two years.
The Senate passed the measure 28-18 on Wednesday. The measure now goes to the House for review.
Supporters of the measure say the aim is to give needy veterans a military casket instead of a so-called welfare casket, which can be made from cardboard or other inexpensive materials.
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