Legislative Update

Senate, House Leaders: Legislation to Continue Veterans Choice Program Signed into Law

Isakson, Tester, Roe, Walz applaud signing of measure to ensure veterans have continued access to community care  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and U.S. Representatives Phil Roe, R-Tenn., and Tim Walz, D-Minn., chairman and ranking member of the [...]

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New Surviving Spouse Property Tax Value Exclusion Info Sheet

      *As always, please feel free to forward this message to any who may be interested, all I ask is you keep my contact information attached. I never trust something unless a person is willing to put their name on it.* Greetings DAV Members and Supporters: I am reaching out today to announce [...]

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Legislative Bulletin 7/6/17

    Greetings DAV Members and Supporters: I have received many inquiries regarding President Trump’s Budget Proposal, specifically two areas of concern are the permanent rounding down of Veteran’s benefits and eliminating 100% Individual Unemployability for Veterans who are receiving, or eligible, for Social Security Benefits. I would like to highlight the IU (individual unemployability) [...]

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ATTENTION SURVIVING SPOUSE—NEW MN TAX BENEFIT INFO CURRENT AS OF 6/27/2017

Governor Dayton recently signed into law a Property Tax Exclusion benefit for the Surviving Spouses of Military Veterans whose death was caused by their military service. The benefit: Your County Assessor will remove a value of $300,000 from your homestead taxable value. Your property tax will be reduced for a period of 8-years. Surviving Spouses [...]

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Minnesota state parks and recreation areas offer new benefits for veterans

Active military personnel in any branch or unit of the United States Armed Forces and veterans with a service-related disability are now eligible to receive a free year-round vehicle permit, providing unlimited access to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas. These new benefits were proposed by the Department of Natural Resources and approved [...]

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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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