Advocacy

Four Medical Alley-Grown Companies Lead the Global Charge Against COVID-19

From direct care, to device and diagnostic, these four Minnesota-grown companies are commanding the global charge against COVID-19. Mayo Clinic Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Mayo Clinic Laboratories has worked nonstop to develop a new, faster test for COVID-19, a process that would normally take up to a year. Mayo Clinic is now able […]

At The Table – March 27, 2020

Minnesota Legislative Update: Lawmakers Pass Additional $330 million for COVID-19 Response Thursday, the Minnesota Legislature approved an additional $330 million coronavirus aid package. The bill passed on a bipartisan 99-4 vote in the House and 67-0 vote in the Senate. The new bill has a $200 million General Fund appropriation to create a COVID-19 Fund […]

At The Table – Special Edition

SHELTER IN PLACE The Medical Alley Association Releases Statement on Shelter in Place As many of you know, several state and local governments are currently considering shelter-in-place orders to prevent the spread of coronavirus among their populations; some governments have already issued such orders. As Minnesota continues to develop their own approach to this challenging […]

At The Table – March 2020

Medical Alley Day at the Capitol Monday, February 24, was Medical Alley Day at the Minnesota State Capitol, bringing together legislators with the health technology and care organizations that power Minnesota’s economy and make it the global epicenter of health innovation and care. Legislators met with representatives of MAA member companies from all over the […]

Rep. Craig and Rep. Phillips Discuss Value-Based Care with Medical Alley Leaders

On February 20, U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (MN-2) and Dean Phillips (MN-5) joined a group of leaders from the Medical Alley community for a roundtable discussion on the progress toward value-based care in the state as well as what barriers still exist. The Representatives asked probing questions of the group, looking to better understand where […]

At the Table – January 2020

Legislative Preview The 2020 Minnesota legislative session is set to begin today and Medical Alley Day at the Capitol is right around the corner. Register now to share your story with legislators. This is a great opportunity for you to engage local legislative leaders and demonstrate how your work elevates the region as the global […]

2019 State Legislative Session Wrap Up

When the final gavel dropped early in the morning on May 25, the legislature had fulfilled its constitutional duty to pass a balanced budget. Various budget and policy priorities from both parties, both chambers, and the Governor’s office had fallen to the cutting room floor. Getting to this point – where each and every governor […]

Initiatives From Medical Alley Association’s 2019 State Legislative Agenda

With the threat of a lengthy special session growing, Minnesota’s legislative leaders deserve credit for buckling down and getting a biennial budget passed with a minimum of added time. The Medical Alley Association is grateful to legislators and their staffs for their hard work this session! A full analysis of the session is forthcoming, but […]

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 […]

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