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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

FORTIETH MEETING - State Government Finance

February 25, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Anderson, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, began the meeting at 12:03 P.M. on February 25, 2016, at the Brainerd Historic Courthouse.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


ANDERSON, Sarah, Chair
HOWE, Jeff, VC
CARLSON, Lyndon
JOHNSON, Sheldon
NELSON, Michael
PUGH, Cindy








Members excused:

ALBRIGHT, Tony LOONAN, Bob
ANDERSON, Mark NASH, Jim
DETTMER, Bob PETERSBURG, John
ERHARDT, Ron RUNBECK, Linda
KAHN, Phyllis SCHULTZ, Jennifer
LAINE, Carolyn

Chair Anderson began the meeting at 12:03 P.M. A quorum was NOT present.

Tim Houle, County Administrator, and Debra Erickson, Treasurer, of Crow Wing County, gave feedback on county audit practices.

Helen Roberts, Fiscal Analyst, gave a presentation of the general fund appropriations for the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

The following gave feedback on veteran’s services:

Benjamin Johnson, Legislative Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs
Robert Nelson, Veterans Service Officer, Crow Wing County Veterans Service Office
Richard Ashmun, Veteran, Baxter, MN
Michael Williams, Veteran, Brainerd, MN
Daryl Bahma, Veteran, Brainerd, MN
Eugene Holbrook, Veteran, Baxter, MN
Nancy Connolly, Wife of Veteran, Brainerd, MN
Benton Murdock, Veteran, Brainerd, MN
Roger Akervik, Veteran, Brainerd, MN
Don Saxum, Veteran, Brainerd, MN

The meeting was adjourned at 1:41 P.M.





Representative Sarah Anderson, Chair




Kelly Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Discussion of county financial audits Tim Houle, Crow Wing County Administrator Review of 2015 legislative accomplishments for veterans. History of veteran service financing. Public discussion on improvement in quality, availability, responsiveness, and need of veteran services and treatment.

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