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Rep. Al Juhnke of Willmar tells fellow representatives Wednesday about his agriculture and veterans funding bill.

Veterans gain, farmers cut in budget bill

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House would give veterans programs more money, but delay or eliminate some agriculture spending.

But for some representatives, neither got enough money in a Wednesday 83-49 mostly party-line vote, with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed.

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"We are willing to fund dog parks and trails and hockey arenas," Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, said. "Where is our priority?"

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