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Legislative Summary: Feb. 24, 2020

February 24, 2020

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 calendars for Pediatricians’ Day at the Capitol, set for Monday, March 23. Join your colleagues for this day of advocacy on behalf of Minnesota’s youngest residents, as well as fellowship with pediatricians and pediatricians-in-training from across the state. More information is available here.

The House DFL’s major early education proposal gathered some momentum in recent weeks as it was considered in the House Childhood Finance and Policy Division on Feb. 18. The bill’s intent is to decrease racial and ethnic disparities in access to and utilization of high-quality prenatal care. The bill would provide $500,000 in additional spending to expand eligibility for scholarships to provide access to the state’s youngest learners, while also providing policy changes intended to improve and expand the program and other early learning opportunities.

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