MAPE members testified before two Senate committees about the care they provide for
veterans and the importance of paid family and medical leave.
Gov. Walz’s budget recognizes what MAPE members know: we are overdue to fully fund state agencies. We are hopeful that this budget will modernize pay scales to keep up with inflation and competitively recruit and retain the best workforce for the people of Minnesota
MAPE members Laura Heezen and Brian MacNeill testified at the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Committee field hearing with support from MAPE staff, Alex Erickson. Laura and Brian are both Behavioral Analysts at MVH Minneapolis who spoke to the Committee about the important impact of MAPE employees on veteran care, their desire to fund MDVA at the level needed to fully staff the Homes, and appropriate funding for building rehabilitation and repair. MDVA will be opening up three additional Veterans Homes in Summer 2023.
MAPE has long supported Driver’s Licenses for All, Paid Family and Medical Leave and Restore the vote, and these issues are moving quickly at the Capitol during the first three weeks of the 2023 legislative session.