2013 MN Legislative Update

Mike McElhiney 
Legislative Director, MDVA

Once again another budget year has come to an end – but not without challenges.  The Legislature literally finished their work in the eleventh hour – minutes before midnight on May 20 – and achieved much in order to keep Minnesota moving ahead. It was a strong year for Veterans.  Initiatives that were necessary and supported by the Governor and the legislature was able to put the final linchpin in several Veterans initiatives.  Governor Dayton delivered a budget that invests in Minnesota Veterans, ensuring they receive the education, opportunities, and benefits they earned through their service.

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