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The Medical Alley Association Hosts Virtual Day at the Capitol for Members and Legislators

Medical Alley – The Medical Alley Association will host its Virtual Medical Alley Day at the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday, March 4, 2021, bringing together healthcare leaders and state elected officials in Medical Alley.  “Although this year’s Medical Alley Day at the Capitol looks much different, we are excited to gather Medical Alley policymakers and stakeholders at the same virtual table,” […]

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 – 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 […]

2020 Legislative Candidate Survey Results

Thank you for your support of the Medical Alley Association. It is an honor to work each and every day on behalf of you and the work that you do to improve the lives of patients here in The Global Epicenter of Health Innovation and Care™. This document details candidates’ responses to the Medical Alley […]

At the Table – August 2020

CMS Returns to Medical Alley to Announce Rule Targeting Patient Access to Innovative Technology Yesterday, we were privileged to welcome Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, as well as U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer and leaders from several Medical Alley companies for a tour of University Enterprise Laboratories, and roundtable discussion on […]

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 – 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 […]

Angel Tax Credit Program Reopens; Medical Alley Applauds Minnesota’s Return to an Early-Stage Growth Agenda

Minneapolis, MN – Medical Alley Association is thrilled to announce that starting July 1, 2019 the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will be accepting applications for the newly-reenacted Angel Tax Credit Program. Medical Alley Association thanks Senator Paul T. Anderson and Representative Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn for authoring this bill, as well as Governor […]

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 […]

Rare Disease Advisory Council One of Few Standalone Bills Passed by Minnesota Legislature

Minneapolis, MN – On Monday, May 20, 2019, hours before the Minnesota Legislature adjourned the first part of its 91st legislative session, the House and Senate voted unanimously to pass SF 973, establishing the Chloe Barnes Advisory Council on Rare Diseases. The council is named in honor of two-year-old Chloe Barnes who passed away from […]

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