ST. PAUL — Southeastern Minnesota’s newest state veterans’ home will be even more attractive than anticipated following the approval of recent legislation at the State Capitol
On May 6, the Minnesota House overwhelmingly approved legislation that shows our state’s commitment to taking care of our veterans. The Veterans and Military Affairs Omnibus bill was approved by the House on a 122-1 vote. State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) voted in favor of the measure.
“In my opinion, we can’t do enough to thank those who have fought for our freedoms,” Davids said. “As we are still in the early stages of planning and construction for our veterans’ homes, we had the opportunity to make significant improvements to these facilities, and I’m so pleased we took advantage.”
Davids said the bill includes more than $10 million for construction cost increases for the three new veterans’ homes in Fillmore County, Bemidji, and Montevideo and more than $16 million for enhancements and furnishings to these facilities.
Davids said the comprehensive veterans funding bill will also provide well-deserved bonuses to our post 9/11 veterans and gold star families and will help combat veteran homelessness.