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At The Table – 2021 Legislative Preview

2021 is not as fresh a start as most new years. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to permeate every aspect of life, but the legislative process must continue, and the Minnesota Legislature has taken measures to adjust. Voting, hearings, and general business will be conducted virtually, for the most part. While the House has gone fully virtual, the Senate has chosen a hybrid model with operational details […]

At The Table – December 18, 2020

Governor Walz’ Latest Executive Order  During a press conference on December 18, Governor Tim Walz updated COVID-19 restrictions through Executive Order 20-103. Key points include:   Elementary School Reopening  On January 18, 2020, all Minnesota elementary schools will be allowed to operate in-person classes, so long as they have the appropriate strategies and safety measures in place.  Social Gatherings and Fitness Centers  Starting […]

At The Table – December 16, 2020

At the Table – 7th Special Session  During the Minnesota legislature’s historic and final seventh special session of 2020, Governor Walz’s emergency powers were extended and a COVID-19 relief bill was passed. The bill was met with strong opposition from Republicans in both the House and Senate, protesting the lack of transparency in the process.  Yesterday marked the last time either legislative body will meet […]

At The Table – November 13, 2020

Minnesota’s Sixth Special Session  Minnesota lawmakers returned for their historic sixth special session yesterday, Thursday, November 12, which marks the most special sessions called in a calendar year. During session, the legislature voted to extend the peacetime emergency classification, allowing Governor Walz to maintain his emergency powers — the longest extension in Minnesota history — to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Lastly, but most surprisingly, David Tomassoni, a DFL Senator representing the Iron Range, was appointed by the GOP to serve as President of the Senate […]

At the Table – July 2020

The Second Special State Legislative Session The second special session again started with a debate of the governor’s peacetime emergency powers. As in the first special session, the Minnesota Senate voted against the governor’s emergency power extension, and the Minnesota House approved the extension. Therefore, the governor’s emergency authority will continue. We expect the governor […]

Medical Alley Association Statement on Gov. Walz’s Guidance Regarding Non-Time Sensitive Medical Procedures

Media ContactJulia ColemanJColeman@medicalalley.org 612.232.9974 Medical Alley Association Statement on Gov. Walz’s GuidanceRegarding Non-Time Sensitive Medical Procedures On behalf of the Medical Alley Association’s more than 600 members, we appreciate the Governor providing guidance for allowing non-time sensitive surgical procedures to resume. Each hospital, ambulatory surgical center, and clinic will be able to design a plan that […]

At The Table – April 2020

Minnesota’s Economic Outlook In the time since our March update, Minnesota’s legislative leaders called for more clarity on the state’s economic situation to inform their work. However, the state’s budget remains unclear in large part because the U.S. economic outlook continues to be profoundly negative. In February, the state budget forecast projected a $1.5 billion […]

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 […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for October 14, 2019

Phase 2 Results: Microbiota-Based RBX2660 Safe, Efficacious for Preventing C diff Recurrence Medtronic Bids for FDA Approval of OAB/FI Neuromodulation Device – MassDevice Recombinetics Announces Collaboration with Mayo Clinic to Develop the First-Ever Swine Models of Osteogenesis Imperfecta This Is the Strongest Pipeline in Medtronic’s History Funding Roundup: 4C Medical Spineology Seek Millions West Monroe […]

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