Advocacy

At The Table – January 18, 2019

Medical Alley Association Legislator Interview: Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka This legislative session Medical Alley Association will be bringing you interviews with key state legislators. Hear about their priorities for this session, learn how the health innovation and care industry can better partner with the legislature, and find out fun facts you may not have […]

At The Table – January 7, 2019

Medical Alley Association 2019 State Legislative Agenda Last year, a cross-sector group of Medical Alley leaders put together a blueprint for realizing the vision of Medical Alley’s growth as the global epicenter of health innovation and care. Fully meeting this goal involves everyone getting a seat at the table and having a stake in Medical […]

At The Table – November 28, 2018

Session 2019: Walz/Flanagan Administration Announce Transition Team; Minnesota House DFL Reveals Committee Structure and Chairs Shortly before Thanksgiving, Governor-elect Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan made multiple announcements regarding their transition efforts and leadership team. First is the One Minnesota Transition Advisory Board that will advise the administration on a number of things, including […]

Election Recap 2018

While the blue wave may have hit the breakers in other parts of the country, it crashed into Minnesota hard last night. Every statewide Democratic-Farmer Labor (DFL) candidate won and – with the exception of Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison – did so by larger than expected margins. This was primarily driven by large turnout in […]

Midterms in Minnesota: Medical Alley’s Preview of the 2018 Election

With the 2018 Midterm Election just over a week away and more information than ever swirling around the candidates, the Medical Alley Association Government Relations team is here to help you cut through the noise. We have put together an overview of the races you need to know about here in Minnesota, but please note: […]

At The Table – October 29, 2018

MAA Meeting with Gubernatorial Candidate Jeff Johnson Earlier this month Medical Alley Association and its board members had an opportunity to sit down with gubernatorial candidate Commissioner Jeff Johnson.  The discussion was centered around MAA’s recent working group report, Realizing the Vision, a 10- year strategy that provides a roadmap to ensure Minnesota’s competitiveness. MAA […]

Health Care Startup Day Minnesota Highlights Innovative Work in Minnesota

This week, the University of Minnesota and the Medical Alley Association had the privilege of hosting the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for Health Care Startup Day Minnesota. The event took place on University of Minnesota’s campus and drew the largest crowd HHS had seen for one of these events to date. […]

At The Table – September 26, 2018

MAA Meets with  Gubernatorial Candidate Walz, Tours Ecolab The Medical Alley Association, led by its Board of Directors and executives from all sectors of the Medical Alley healthcare community, had the opportunity to sit down with DFL gubernatorial candidate, Congressman Tim Walz, to discuss the recent release of Medical Alley Association’s working group report, “Realizing […]

At The Table – August 27, 2018

July 25, 2018: Capitol News

U.S. House Votes to Repeal Medical Device Tax Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. House voted to permanently repeal the Medical Device Excise Tax by a vote of 283-132. The bill – known as The Protect Medical Innovation Act – received strong bipartisan support, including five members of Minnesota’s Congressional delegation. The bill now goes to […]

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