Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement on the passage of House Bill 1731, which establishes a dedicated funding source for Missouri Veterans Homes:
"I commend the General Assembly for passing this legislation to establish a long-term, dedicated funding source for Missouri Veterans Homes. Our veterans homes provide outstanding and modern care and medical services for Missourians who have fought to defend America and promote freedom and liberty throughout the world. While we can never fully repay the sacrifices these heroes made for our country, this legislation upholds our commitment to make sure Missouri veterans receive the quality care they need and deserve."