GAMC Agreement Moving Fast Governor Tim Pawlenty and DFL legislative leaders finally reached a deal to maintain the GAMC program. The “deal” fell apart several times during the week but a final legislative language was released to the public on Wednesday March 10, and the bill was heard and passed in both the House and Senate […]
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Sara Noznesky, MN-AAP Lobbyist Mark Your Calendar! Peds Day at the Capitol is March 3rd There are no children in the legislature and no pediatricians elected at the state capitol. Legislators need to hear from you on issues important to you and your patients. Date: Wednesday, March 3rd Time: 12:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: Minnesota State […]
Sara Noznesky, MN-AAP Lobbyist The Legislature has moved into the final days before the constitutionally-required adjournment date Monday, May 18. Unfortunately, the Governor and legislative leaders have not yet reached agreement on budget items. In order to avoid a special session, a global agreement with the Governor would need to be reached by the end […]
Sara Noznesky, MN-AAP Lobbyist The Legislature shifted gears again this week as Finance committees held their final meetings and quickly passed omnibus spending bills. They have engaged in lengthy floor sessions in order to consider amendments and pass bills. Once budget bills pass both the House and Senate, conference committees will begin. House and Senate […]
Sara Noznesky, MN-AAP Lobbyist A Short Break for Legislators to Gear-Up for Upcoming Deadlines Minnesota legislators took a break for Easter and Passover before coming back to face some difficult spending decisions. Lawmakers returned Tuesday and the pace picked up quickly as they faced a Thursday deadline for all finance bills to have made their […]