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Legislative Summary: 1/14/19

January 15, 2019

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 GOP held on to its single-seat majority in the state Senate.  The session’s biggest undertaking – crafting a biennial budget – will begin in earnest in the coming weeks.

With input from MNAAP committees, board members and leadership, and a comprehensive survey of MNAAP members, the MNAAP has selected four legislative priorities for the 2019 session. The four priorities include:

  • reducing gun violence
  • strengthening immunization laws
  • opposing the scheduled sunset of Minnesota’s provider tax
  • and advocating for increased access to behavioral health care.

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