Legislation Addresses Michigan Veterans Facility Issues

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation creating a new state veteran’s authority to start establishing new facilities in the state was introduced in the House and Senate yesterday.

The proposal establishes the Michigan Veterans’ Facility Authority to work in partnership with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

MVAA would continue for the time being in its role of managing existing facilities in Marquette and Grand Rapids.

The new authority would take on additional responsibilities at the existing locations so eventually the entire Michigan Veteran Health System would be under the authority.

The four-bill bipartisan package builds upon improvements that have already been made at the MVAA and MVHS, after a Michigan Auditor General audit found significant problems at the home in Grand Rapids.

The bills are now headed into committee.