Legislative Update

Call to Action!

Greetings all: The session is coming to a close and the partisan malarkey, from both sides, is stinking up the Capitol. This is the time we need to step up as a Veterans community to ensure our lawmakers remember Veteran’s issues, are nonpartisan issues. There are currently three areas I am greatly concerned with: 1) [...]

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President Trump Signs Extension of Veterans Choice Act

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 President Trump signed an extension of the Veterans Choice Act. There is an estimated $950,000,000 left of the original allotment. The action taken on Wednesday made it possible for the Choice Program to continue operating. There has been a lot misinformation spread about this action, it is important to note [...]

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Legislative Update 4/7/17

On March 29th DAV of MN Legislative Director Trent Dilks was invited to participate in a meeting with White House Special Advisor on Veterans Jake Leinenkugel and senior VA officials regarding the future of community care and the VHA overall. "This was an excellent opportunity for us in the Veteran services world to communicate with [...]

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DAV Mid-Winter Conference

Last week, 19 DAV of MN Members and Department Staff traveled to our Nation’s Capital to represent over 3.1 million members and the veterans which they serve. The DAV of MN was hard at work, conducting 16 meetings with Representatives, Senators, and Staff Members over the course of two days. The DAV of MN Benefit [...]

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Legislative Call to Action

Legislative Call to Action 

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Legislative Update 1/27/17

Greetings, I have attached an update to DAV Legislative Update 1.27.2017   I am asking for your help to ensure this bill is not allowed to die a quiet death. This issue is too important to allow it to be pushed aside. The next opportunity to make our presence felt will be February 2nd at [...]

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Legislative Update 2017

Greetings; Just after the New Year there will be a big event for Veterans in the state of Minnesota, the state legislature will start the 2017 session on January 3rd. Over the past three years I have been working diligently to ensure the DAV of MN is at the forefront of the legislative process in [...]

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DAV MN & DAV Ch. 13 Grand Rapids Partner for Town Hall

On December 8, 2016 the DAV of MN and Chapter 13 partnered up for a town hall event in Cohasset. This was an excellent event where local Veterans got the opportunity to discuss state issues with their legislators. In attendance were the newly elected State Senator and both Representatives for District 5. This was a [...]

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Legislative Update 6/17/16

Greetings,  I want to clear up some confusion about the Military Retirees Pension Tax Exemption. 1) It DID pass. 2) It was signed into law by Gov. Dayton as part of the Supplemental Budget Bill. 2a) To be exact it was signed by Gov. Dayton June 1, 2016 at 11:04 a.m. 3) It was NOT part [...]

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End of Minnesota Legislative Session

Greetings; Now that the legislative session has come to an end I wanted to take a moment to share with our members some great news. After nearly two decades Minnesota has finally passed a tax exemption for military retirement benefits. The tax exemption was included with the supplemental budget bill Gov. Dayton signed into law [...]

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