Legislative Update: 3/4/16


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  • Legislators from across the state will be returning to St. Paul on Tuesday, March 8 for the start of the 2016 legislative session.  With a very late start compared to previous sessions, look for a speedy, frenetic pace to the session.  The dominant issues are expected to include tax cuts, transportation investments, and a bonding bill, though Governor Dayton’s priorities include big new spending in early education programming.  The session must conclude no later than midnight on May 23.
  • Promoting health equity, investing in mental health resources, and strengthening the state’s vaccination laws are the top three legislative priorities for the MNAAP in 2016.  Considered and set by the MNAAP Policy Committee with input from the MNAAP Board of Directors, the priorities will help guide the advocacy work for the chapter for the legislative session.
  • Make plans to join pediatricians and pediatricians-in-training for the annual Pediatricians Day at the Capitol.  A day of education, advocacy, and fellowship, the event is set for Tuesday, April 12.  Registration and additional information can be found here.

Annual Sponsors

Children's Minnesota
Gillette Children's
Hennepin Healthcare
University of Minnesota Health
Essentia Health
Mayo Clinic
Shriners Healthcare for Children-Twin Cities