WHEREAS, this administration recognizes a commitment to provide job opportunities for veterans and to alleviate unemployment among this group; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 71-08 signed December 6, 1971, has not resulted in measurable benefits to veterans; and
WHEREAS, various state agencies, including the Employment Security Department, and the Department of Veterans Affairs and the following veterans organizations, American Veterans, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars agree to and endorse the revocation of Executive Order Re. 71-08; and
WHEREAS, it appears other avenues are available to assist veterans in employment and increase productivity and efficiency in state government and it is in the best interest of this administration;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dixy Lee Ray, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby rescind Executive Order No. 71-08.