The big question about the veteran's home is this...
Is the funding there or not?
We've got two different answers for you.
Assembly Member Henry Perea the veterans home is not part of those proposed trigger cuts.
"That money is still in the budget. We're very confident that we're moving in the right direction. We feel very good about things."
But Assembly Member Linda Halderman says the veterans home is part of the trigger cuts.
"So what that means is unless the taxpayers agree to $35 billion in new taxes, the veterans home sees nothing."
Halderman says Governor Brown is holding the veterans home hostage to get a tax increase approved by voters in November.
But Perea says budget negotiations are ongoing, and that the Fresno veterans home is now not contingent on that tax measure.
Perea: "Regardless of what happens in november, as long as the governor signs this budget that we gave to him, the veterans home in Fresno will open."
Halderman: "The veterans home funding was cut in half and then it was put contingent on the tax increase on the ballot."
Halderman says her information was confirmed to her by the vice chair of the budget committee.
Perea says his information was confirmed by the governor's office and the assembly speaker's office.
The politics may not be clear, but one thing is...
All this back and forth is leaving veterans feeling as empty as the halls of the home they're trying to open.
However you slice it, both assembly members would like to see the veterans home open, and are urging constituents to call the governor's office.
Approval of the state budget is expected next week.