MNAAP President-elect Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, appeared before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on January 24. Committee Chair Sen. Michelle Benson issued the invitation to provide an update for committee members on an emerging issue in child health: the impact of screen time. Dr. Berkowitz, a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, […]
Category: "Legislative Updates"
The 2019 legislative session kicked off at noon on January 8, 2019. Thanks to a very strong showing by the DFL in the suburbs in the fall 2018 elections, the DFL gained control of the House of Representatives. The DFL also maintained control of the governor’s office with former U.S. Rep. Tim Walz’s win, while […]
The 2018 legislative session stumbled across the finish line moments before midnight on Sunday, May 20, though much of the session’s work was voided when Gov. Dayton vetoed a supplemental budget bill and a proposal to align Minnesota’s tax code with federal law. The nearly 1,000-page funding bill was the result of countless hearings during […]
This is a summary only. To receive full legislative updates on a biweekly basis, you must be a member of MNAAP. The emails provide additional details about legislative issues that are not posted on our website and are for members only. With few bills having been passed and major pieces yet to be sent to […]
This is a summary only. To receive full legislative updates on a biweekly basis, you must be a member of MNAAP. The emails provide additional details about legislative issues that are not posted on our website and are for members only. The next phase of the 2018 legislative session began in earnest in recent weeks […]