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February 4, 2015

By MNAAP Lobbyist Eric Dick Two statewide elected officials who came to office via recounts reelected easily. Another partisan flip in the state’s House of Representatives. In other words, November 2014 was a typically atypical Minnesota election. Political observers in Minnesota have become used to the unusual in recent years, and the 2014 election was […]

October 24, 2014

By Anne Edwards, MD, MNAAP Policy Chair There’s an old saying that “in a democracy decisions are made by those who show up” and there’s no truer example of that than Election Day. Influencing the decisions made in Washington and St. Paul begins by making your voice heard at the polls. And given that our […]

October 23, 2014

Chapter leaders recently posted three questions to the two leading candidates for governor. Below is the response to the first question from Jeff Johnson, the Republican nominee. Governor Mark Dayton’s campaign has declined to participate in this and other candidate questionnaires this year, and instead suggests that the Governor’s track record speak for itself. MNAAP: […]

By Ed Ehlinger, MD, MSPH Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health North Dakota has been dramatically changed by the oil boom in the state’s Williston Basin. The influx of people to work in the Bakken oil fields has generated numerous social, economic, and public health issues. While environmental concerns, violence, prostitution, housing shortages, and […]

February 1, 2014

By Anne Edwards, MD, FAAP, chair of MNAAP’s policy committee… In the midst of all drama and sports analysis of the Super Bowl of late, it seems fitting to speak of offense and defense. As someone who has spent her fair share of time in legislators’ offices or testifying in front of legislative committees on […]

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