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Author Topic: Missouri General Assembly Approves Rep. Day's Funding Soluton for Veterans  (Read 980 times)

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Missouri General Assembly Approves Rep.
Day’s Funding Solution for Veterans’ Homes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The seven nursing homes that provide critical care to more than 1,300 veterans would have a stable source of funding under legislation approved by the Missouri House Thursday. Sponsored by state Rep. David Day, R-Dixon, the bill (HB 1731) would provide more than $30 million in additional funding to the homes, which have been faced with a funding crisis. The bill received overwhelming support in the House where it was approved by a vote of 150-0. With the approval of the House the bill is now on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
 
“This is a great day for the veterans of Missouri who rely on these homes for much-needed health care services,” said Day. “We have traveled a long road to reach this point but I’m extremely pleased with the fact we’re now at a place where there will be no doubt the homes will have the funding they need to stay in operation.”
 
Day’s legislation will provide the homes with a dedicated revenue stream based on the money generated from casino entrance fees. Currently those fees are used to fund early childhood education programs. Day’s bill would instead fund the early childhood programs with money from Missouri’s share of the national tobacco settlement. The final bill represents a change from Day’s original proposal that utilized lottery moneys to provide funding for early childhood education. Day said the change is the result of negotiations and compromise that ultimately produced the best possible solution.
 
“The veterans’ home funding issue became the focal point of discussion in the final weeks of session but it was clear that members from all parts of the state and both sides of the aisle viewed this as one of the most important issues we had to address,” said Day. “I’m proud that everyone came together to do what is right for our veterans and to ensure the needs of those who have served in defense of our nation are met in the years to come.”
 
Day, who is completing his final year in office because of term limits, was praised by his colleagues on the House floor, to include receiving a standing ovation, for his commitment and dedication to the issues important to Missouri’s veterans. Day said he was thrilled to be able to help pass such a critical issue for veterans before his time in office expired.
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