St. Paul, MN – Friday’s nearly unanimous vote on the Veterans and Military Affairs Omnibus bill will provide Minnesota’s veterans with years of resources and support.
The bill appropriates $2.2 million to the Department of Military Affairs and an additional $52,351 to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Of those funds, $26 million will go toward construction and improvements to Veterans Homes in Bemidji, Montevideo and Preston.
“This bill represents the best of Minnesota,” Representative Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, said. “The legislators have all come together to provide for our state’s and nation’s heroes and I am thankful this passed.”
The bill will provide bonuses for gold star families and veterans who served in the wake of September 11, 2001. As a legislator, Kresha has long been an avid supporter of veterans and the United States Military. He has authored several bills in support of veterans, including a bill to build the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley.