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Better understanding managed care organizations is goal of Friday health committee hearing

An informational hearing let the House Health Finance and Policy Committee hear from experts, including researchers, about managed care organizations in the delivery of services to Medicaid beneficiaries.

After 2023 funding bump, House panel hears calls for more to be done on child care affordability

Mallory Plotz and her family typify issues when it comes to child care in Minnesota. Often those are financial and location. “With a combined salary of $110,000 — which ...

Minnesota State leaders report plethora of positives thanks to 2023 higher education law

“Most of our colleges are experiencing stronger enrollment this year, and we think that’s in part due to the support you have shown,” Chancellor Scott Olson told the House Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee Monday. In providing updates on the budget and other issues, he said enrollment i

University of Minnesota officials seeking $45 million in supplemental budget request

In the 2024 legislative session, an additional $45 million — 3.3% over base — will be sought for the University of Minnesota’s “core mission.”

Chronic wasting disease numbers remain favorable, but state cannot let up in its actions

Chronic wasting disease remains rare in Minnesota. Of the approximately 120,000 wild deer tested since 2002, just 217 have tested positive, mostly in the southeast part of the state. Those were among several updates provided to the House environment committe.

Walz sets date for special House election

Gov. Tim Walz has set Tuesday, Dec. 5 as the date for a special election to fill the House seat in District 52B that opened when former Rep. Ruth Richardson resigned Sept. 1. ...

Poll results show fairgoers favor medically assisted suicide, remain divided on sports gambling

Polltakers at the 2023 Minnesota State Fair also support lifting moratorium on new nuclear power plants but are against automatic rebates for taxpayers.

Richardson announces resignation from House

Rep. Ruth Richardson announced her resignation via social media late Friday. The third-term DFLer from Mendota Heights posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, “Legislative s...

Meet House members, take part in annual opinion poll at 2023 Minnesota State Fair

Fairgoers are invited to weigh in on hot political topics and meet with legislators during their visit to the House of Representatives’ booth at the 2023 Minnesota State Fair.

Last-minute compromise narrows scope of nurse staffing bill that goes to governor

After years of demanding action from the Legislature, nurses were on the cusp of finally gaining a voice in hospital staffing levels. The “Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act”...

Aid to nursing homes, grants for workers pass House in session’s final hours

Nursing homes were a frequent talking point for Republican legislators at press conferences throughout this session. Statistics were often presented about how many had already c...

House lawmakers send pair of capital investment bills to governor’s desk as 2023 session ends

“But wait, there’s more” is not just an infomercial catch phrase. It could be applied to a pair of capital investment bills which left the House March 6 with $1.9 billion in inf...

$9.3 billion health bill would repeal old abortion laws, address health disparities

It’s not déjà vu. It’s happening again. From day one to the session’s final, dwindling hours, lawmakers have debated abortion rights. Monday the discussion largely surro...

DFLers call transportation package a ‘generational investment’ as House gives a green light

Planes, trains and automobiles. And bicycles, buses and pedestrians. Funding for pretty much every type of travel is included in the conference committee report on HF2887, p...

House passes tax package that includes rebate checks, $1 billion in new revenues

Is it the largest tax cut in Minnesota history? Or the biggest tax hike the state has ever experienced? Could it be both? That’s the crux of the debate about the conference ...

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