Special Session – Medical Alley Association

Special Session

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 – 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 – 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 […]

At The Table – June 2020

Regular Session Reaction Between the end of the regular session and the start of June’s special session, we had the privilege of hosting Senate Majority Leader Gazelka and House Majority Leader Winkler for a session recap town hall outlining the accomplishments and shortfalls of the 2020 legislative session and discussed the policy implications of 2020 […]

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