Home | Legislative Session Produces Big Wins, Several Disappointments

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June 13, 2019

Legislators, like students cramming for a big test or project, often work best under the pressure of deadlines. That was the case this legislative session, too, as it took an old-fashioned “all-nighter” for legislators to complete the work of the 2019 legislative session. Legislators, called back to the Capitol for a special session by Governor […]

MNAAP members are committed to protecting and advancing the health of every child and adolescent in Minnesota through advocacy, education and special projects. The 2019 legislative session has been an active one, with opportunities for MNAAP to be represented in different formats. Many thanks to members who have stepped up to testify in legislative committee […]

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 […]

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