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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 8:30 pm | Updated: 12:40 am, Wed Mar 27, 2013.

Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation into law on Tuesday to aid New Mexico veterans, including requiring the state to expedite occupational licenses allowing military service members and their spouses to work in jobs ranging from nursing to dentistry.

The new law applies to current members of the armed forces, their spouses and recently discharged veterans with professional licenses from other states who are seeking to work in New Mexico. It will cover a wide range of licensed professionals such as barbers, architects and veterinarians as well as health care providers, including physicians, pharmacists, dentists and physical therapists.

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