With Election Day just around the corner, the MNAAP hosted two conversations with the major party candidates for Governor: Congressman Tim Walz and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson. The hour-long forums were dedicated to discussing children’s health issues. Joining the MNAAP in hosting the event were Children’s Minnesota, the Children’s Defense Fund, and UCare. The […]
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By Erick Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist Much of the 2018 legislative session’s long hours assembling budget supplemental bills was largely for naught, as the session’s end saw the speedy veto of one of the session’s biggest prizes: a supplemental budget package. The veto means none of the hundreds of policy and spending provisions included in the […]
Eric Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist With the arrival of the New Year, the 2018 legislative session looms large in the front of legislators and advocates. The session, scheduled to start on February 20, promises to be chaotic and likely acrimonious. The 2017 legislative session ended with the Governor line item vetoing the funding for the Legislature […]
By Eric Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist While fall has only recently arrived, planning for the 2018 legislative session has begun in earnest with the first meeting of the MNAAP’s Policy Committee in late September. The 2018 session is slated to begin on February 20. Despite the difficulty in predicting the issues that will dominate the action […]
By Eric Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist The program that provides care to millions of America’s infants, children, and adolescents is under siege, and the threats come from multiple directions. From Washington, D.C. to St. Paul to the boardrooms of major insurers, coverage for pediatric patients is under constant risk. As of this writing in mid-July, […]