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Legislative Top 5: February 19, 2021

With only three weeks until the first legislative deadline, higher profile legislative initiatives have started moving through committees and, in some cases, been voted on by the full House or Senate. Next Friday, February 26, the long-awaited February forecast will be released at 2:00 p.m. The legislature must base the budget on the February forecast. ...

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Announcements from the Minnesota Capitol

The Minnesota House of Representatives released the committee structure and chairs for the 2021-2022 legislative session the evening of November 30, 2020. On December 1, 2020, the State released the November budget forecast, which has improved significantly since an unusual mid-year forecast last summer. November Forecast The numbers released December 1, 2020, show that the ...

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2021 – 2022 Minnesota Senate Committee Structure

The Minnesota Senate released information on committees for the 2021-2022 legislative session, which begins on January 5, 2021, at noon. Included in the information is the list of committees that will be formed, the standing committee meeting days and times, and the chair of each committee. Further information, including the size and specific members who ...

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2020 Election Recap

Update: November 6, 11:00AM CT Since the initial posting on November 4, 2020, votes have continued to be tabulated and initial clerical errors have been fixed, resulting in changes to the following races: Minnesota House of Representatives HD 6A: Incumbent Julie Sandstede (DFL) now leads by 50 votes. Initial counts indicated she had lost. HD ...

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2020 Minnesota Primary Results

By: Joseph T. Bagnoli

What follows is an overview of the results of the August 11, 2020, primary in Minnesota.  Not every race is included; instead those races that involved incumbents, or were otherwise notable are discussed. US Senate Incumbent Democrat Tina Smith handily prevailed in her primary with 87% of the vote. She will face the former one-term ...

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Walz Executive Order 20-20: Stay At Home

The afternoon of March 25, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Executive Order 20-20, directing Minnesotans to stay at home. According to the order, “Beginning on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm through Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm, all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota are ordered to stay at ...

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Walz Executive Orders: Price Gouging, DHS Waivers

At 2:00 today, March 20, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced three new Executive Orders. The first addressed price gouging, while the other two focused on ensuring that Minnesotans in need of services administered through and overseen by the Department of Human Services (DHS) are able to continue to access those services. Executive Order 20-10: ...

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Minnesota Department of Commerce Issues Request for Comments for New Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Licensure and Regulation

By: David M. Aafedt

On September 30, 2019, the Minnesota Department of Commerce (Department) published in the State Register its Request for Comments relating to an upcoming rulemaking relating to Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Licensure and Regulation. According to the Request for Comments, the Department is evaluating “rules needed to establish explicit requirements for licensure and renewal of PBMs ...

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The 2018 Legislative Wrap-Up: Much Ado About Nothing

Attorney Tom Hanson and Director of Government Relations John Reich wrote an article for the July 2018 issue of Minnesota Physician.

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2015 Minnesota Legislative Session Preview

By: John C. Reich

With the 2014 elections in the rearview mirror, the focus has turned to the fast-approaching 2015 legislative session.

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