Advocacy

At The Table – May 21, 2019

2019 Minnesota Regular Legislative Session Ends; Special Session Forthcoming Late Monday evening, the 2019 Regular Legislative Session came to a close as required by the State Constitution. What did not come to an end, however, was the work on the biennial state budget. Since the state constitution requires a balanced budget be enacted into law […]

At The Table – May 8, 2019

Elected Officials Join in Recognizing Medical Alley Day in Minnesota; Attend MAA Annual Dinner Just under two weeks ago, Governor Tim Walz issued a proclamation making April 24 Medical Alley Day in Minnesota. Issued to coincide with the 2019 Medical Alley Association Annual Dinner, the proclamation recognized the positive impact the Medical Alley community has […]

At The Table – April 23, 2019

Minnesota Legislature Begins Passing Budget Bills; Update on Medical Alley Association 2019 State Legislative Agenda Following their “spring break,” legislators are gearing up for a critical stretch of this session: ten days of budget bills. Starting today, the House and Senate will begin consideration of their respective omnibus finance bills. Each of these bills funds […]

At The Table: April 9, 2019

In Session With Medical Alley: Rep. Barb Haley “In Session with Medical Alley” hopes to familiarize legislators and the Medical Alley community with each other. With our on-camera interviews, we learn how the health innovation and care industry can better partner with the legislature and find out fun facts you may not have known about […]

At The Table: April 2, 2019

Minnesota House & Senate Announce Budget Targets, Set Stage for End of Session Negotiations The Minnesota House and Senate each put forward budget targets this past week, providing a first look at how each chamber will approach putting together a balanced state budget with Governor Walz. These targets set the maximum amount of spending that […]

At The Table: March 26, 2019 – Budget Revisions, AITC Hearing & a Sit Down with Congressman Dean Phillips

Governor Walz Revises Budget Proposal This past Thursday, Governor Walz released a series of revisions to his budget proposal in response to the February economic forecast that showed slowing tax revenue to the state. The Governor’s revised budget proposal combines reduced spending in some areas, higher spending in others, increased tax revenues, and shifting spending […]

At The Table – March 11, 2019

Minnesota Legislature Approaches First Committee Deadline; Update on MAA State Legislative Agenda Things in St. Paul are fully ramped up as the Minnesota Legislature heads into what’s commonly known as “Deadline Week.” This upcoming Friday, March 15, is the last day for bills in either the House or Senate to pass out of all necessary […]

Medical Alley Association Backs Sen. Klobuchar’s Push to Repeal Medical Device Tax

For Immediate Release: March 7th, 2019 Medical Alley Association Backs Sen. Klobuchar’s Push to Repeal Medical Device Tax Minneapolis, MN – Medical Alley Association thanks Senator Amy Klobuchar for her leadership on permanently repealing the medical device excise tax. The Protect Medical Innovation Act, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), has […]

At The Table – March 4, 2019

State Representatives Boe, Klevorn Tour Medtronic Facilities State Representatives Ginny Klevorn (DFL – Plymouth) and Greg Boe (GOP – Chaska) each recently visited Medtronic facilities in their respective districts to better understand how Minnesota’s health technology and innovation cluster has benefitted their constituents. Representative Boe toured Medtronic’s Care Management Services facility, a telehealth site focused […]

At The Table – February 25, 2019

Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan Announce Budget Proposal Last week, Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan put forward their first budget proposal for the State of Minnesota. Their budget proposes to spend $49.471 billion over the next two years; for reference, the current budget spends a total of $45.585 billion. It contains numerous changes […]

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