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April 9, 2019

The 2019 legislative session’s primary task of crafting a biennial budget to fund state government operations for two years accelerated in recent days as the House HHS finance committee acted upon an omnibus bill. The legislation includes dozens of proposals that would fund most state health care and human service programs. Included in the bill […]

March 11, 2019

MNAAP President-elect Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, spoke at a House hearing on March 8 in support of a bill to fund education efforts about the health benefits of immunizations in communities with low rates of vaccination. The bill would target such efforts at both geographic areas with lower immunization rates, as well as for racial […]

March 7, 2019

A bill to promote the benefits of immunization will be heard in the House Health and Human Services Policy Committee on Friday, March 8. Please take 1 minute to contact your House member and urge them to support this effort to increase immunization rates. Our voice needs to be louder than those contacting legislators with […]

February 27, 2019

The 2019 legislative session began with a crack of the Speaker’s gavel at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Families of members joined them for the traditional pomp and circumstance that mark the beginning of a legislative session. Legislators returned to a different Capitol, with several new faces and personalities. The DFL bucked history and successfully […]

November 16, 2018

In response to the recent NRA statement that “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane,” many physicians have signed petitions, written letters to the editor and used social media to draw attention to the vital role they play in reducing gun violence. Check out a letter to the Washington Post from […]

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