ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Committee held an informational hearing on conditions for staff and residents at the Hastings Veterans Home. Committee members heard testimony and asked questions of Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Herke, current and former veterans home staff, and Mike Maxa, adjutant to the American Legion Department of Minnesota. Following the hearing, Chair Erin Murphy (DFL-Minneapolis) released the following statement:
DFL Majority Leader Dziedzic Says Approval of Larry Herke, James Schowalter Will Allow Those Important Agencies to Move Forward Without Disruption
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) said today that the Senate has confirmed both James Schowalter as Department of Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner, and Larry Herke as Veterans Affairs Commissioner. The approval will help ensure that both those important agencies can get work done on behalf of Minnesota without disruption.