The Capitol remained largely empty in recent weeks as the extended Easter and Passover breaks continued. Legislators did return to the Capitol in late March to pass another COVID-19 relief package. The $320 million measure provides funding for many impacted sectors of Minnesota, including childcare, transportation needs, veterans programs, government continuity, and dozens of other […]
Category: "Legislative Updates"
Positive movement on tobacco and nicotine control continued in recent weeks. Legislation to align Minnesota’s tobacco purchase age minimum at 21 with new federal cleared a key Senate committee, and a bill to prohibit the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes in vehicles when children are present was passed by two House committees in recent days. […]
Vaccine proponents from around the state gathered in the Capitol rotunda for a joyful celebration of immunizations and the tremendous public good served by vaccines. Dozens of health professionals – including many pediatricians and medical students – as well as parents and children, held an enthusiastic rally in support of increasing vaccination rates. Mark your […]
The 2020 legislative session kicks off Feb. 11 and is expected to last until late May. The primary task before legislators is consideration of policy-related legislation and bonding, the process by which cities, counties, universities, and other entities fund capital-intensive construction projects. Several health care-related issues are likely to come before legislators, including insulin access, […]
With the 2020 legislative session beginning on Feb. 11, 2020, the MNAAP took the next steps to pursue our legislative agenda when the Board of Directors selected the chapter’s 2020 legislative priorities. The chapter will focus on increasing immunization rates and enacting common-sense provisions to reduce firearm violence. The two priorities were identified through a […]