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.
Local widow of WWII veteran to testify in Senate Veterans Committee Local widow of WWII veteran to testify in Senate Veterans Committee
ST. PAUL, MINN – Moving testimony is expected from 96-year-old Christeen Stone of Maplewood in the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee this Thursday, Feb. 2. Ms. Stone has been invited to testify on S.F. 205 by the chief author… Read More »Local widow of WWII veteran to testify in Senate Veterans Committee Local widow of WWII veteran to testify in Senate Veterans Committee
Senator Tom Saxhaug (DFL-Grand Rapids), chair of the Minnesota Senate’s State Departments and Veterans Finance Division, led a hearing on Wednesday focused on improving veterans services in the state. Senators heard bills focused on veterans homes, interim housing for Minnesota veterans, and a piece of legislation on badly needed mental health services for veterans, authored by Senator Saxhaug himself. The Division also heard an informational presentation from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) on the progress of veteran home construction and funding.
ST. PAUL, Minn – The Senate took a big step forward on Monday toward encouraging veteran hiring across the state of Minnesota. A provision that creates a $2,500 tax credit for businesses that hire veterans is aimed at lowering veteran… Read More »Veterans Hiring Tax Credit Passed by Senate
ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Wednesday, Senator Jim Carson (DFL – Eagan & Burnsville) was named the Chair of the newly formed Veterans and Military Affairs Finance Subdivision. A subdivision of the State Departments and Veterans Budget Division, the five-member… Read More »Sen. Carlson Named Chairman of Veterans and Military Affairs Finance Subdivision