Things are looking up for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Lawmakers heard the good news during a hearing before the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. Deputy Adjutant General for Veterans Affairs Eric Weller says following a significant cut in funding in its 2017-'18 fiscal year budget the department is pleased with its budget this fiscal year. Weller says the department funds more than 100 veteran service officers. Weller, who oversees operations of the state's six veterans' homes, says the governor's budget office is committed to funding for the homes.