The Minnesota Senate passed legislation Wednesday providing alternative pathways for veterans who face criminal sentences, a move that will help ensure positive outcomes for those struggling to return to civilian life. “Many of our veterans return to civilian life carrying… Read More »Restorative Justice for Minnesota’s Veterans
Senator Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton is a state senator who represents Blaine, Coon Rapids, and Spring Lake Park. He is the Ranking Member of the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Committee and a member of the following committees: Family Care and Aging; and Higher Education Finance and Policy. Sen. Newton is also a member of the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission and the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission. A high-resolution photo of Sen. Newton is available for download here. Learn more about Sen. Newton. Read more news from Sen. Newton.
Minnesota Veterans affected financially by COVID-19 can now apply for financial assistance thanks to new funding approved by the legislature. Approximately $6.2 million is available in two new grants available for veterans. Senator Jerry Newton offered the following response.
Senator Jerry Newton, DFL lead on the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Committee, supports Governor Walz’s executive order aiming to protect vulnerable veterans.
Senator Jerry Newton (DFL-Coon Rapids), DFL lead on the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Committee, toured the Minneapolis Veterans Home Friday. The tour focused on the urgent need to rehabilitate building 6, which would provide up to 39 new spaces for Minnesota’s veterans in need of a home.
As the final piece of his bonding bill proposal, Governor Walz today released an approximately $2 billion Local Jobs and Projects Plan.
Senator Jerry Newton (DFL-Coon Rapids), DFL lead on the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, released the following statement after a $0 target budget passed out of committee on Thursday on party lines.