This week’s update focuses on some of the problems we still face as the session heads to the end. Instead of bills that are passed and signed by the governor, the Legislature is heading straight to amending the Minnesota constitution. Several of these propose amendments could have harmful effects on our community.
We’re still waiting on the SF 760 conference committee, which convenes again on Friday. This is the major omnibus bill that would fund health and human services.
More details are coming out on the MN Choice proposal, the block grant that the GOP is seeking instead of participating in Medicaid. There is still a large gap between what the House and Senate leadership claim it will save. Gov. Dayton remains opposed.
For full details, visit our update page on the website. Keep writing, calling, and being heard. Our friends at NAMI MN have put together several protests this week at the capital, that’s another opportunity to get involved.