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MN Legislature Resumes Business; the House Releases its Budget Targets

On April 21, 2022 by Erin Huppert

The Minnesota Legislature returned from a weeklong break on Tuesday, April 19. There are now just five weeks remaining for legislators to complete their work, including passing bonding and tax bills and finding a compromise on spending our state's $9.2 billion surplus.

LTC Issues at the Capitol Garner Headlines and Gain Momentum Online

On April 14, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran

On Sunday, the Star Tribune ran a story covering the long-term care workforce crisis and the dynamics at the Capitol playing out this legislative session. The article outlines the $1 billion spent in Sen. Jim Abeler’s proposed human services bill. Specifically, it highlights the $358 million targeted at increasing the wages of professional caregivers in long-term care settings.

Advocating for Workforce Solutions: Engage Your Community

On January 20, 2022 by Matt Steele

The Minnesota Legislature will convene for the 2022 session on Jan. 31, and a strong grassroots network is an essential part of our strategy to drive action. We've created a tool to help you engage members of your community to add voices that can help us share the importance of increasing wages for caregivers and ensuring access to care for seniors.

Contact Your Lawmakers in D.C. Today

On September 1, 2021 by Libbie Chapuran

Share your thoughts on vaccine mandates. Show your support for the Infrastructure Bill.

Join your peers from around the country in a national advocacy effort and contact your elected officials today. LeadingAge, our national affiliate, has launched two grassroots campaigns and now is the time to act. Send a message to your U.S. Representatives and Senators.

Ask Congress to Include Aging Services Relief in Next COVID-19 Relief Bill

On April 14, 2020 by Libbie Chapuran

Congress is working on the next COVID-19 relief bill. Contact our senators and your representative to tell them to include this funding and critical resources for aging services providers:  

Legislature Returns: House Votes on HHS Bill, AARP Holds Telephone Town Hall with Gov. Walz

On April 24, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The Minnesota Legislature returned from its spring recess this week and wasted no time in getting down to business. Today in the Minnesota House, lawmakers will be voting on the House HHS Finance omnibus bill (HF2414). Tomorrow AARP will host a Telephone Town Hall with Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan on their key priorities for the remainder of the legislative session, which will include discussion on the protection of older adults in assisted living settings.  

April 24: MN House Scheduled to Vote on HHS Finance Bill - Join Us at the State Capitol

On April 16, 2019 by Libbie Chapuran

The House is scheduled to vote on the Health and Human Services Finance Bill (HF 2414) on Wednesday, April 24. This bill would have a serious and potentially devastating impact on senior care. It’s time to have one more conversation with your lawmaker – and the best time to do that is at the State Capitol on the day of the vote. 

Spread the Word: 2 New Ways to Support Our Legislative Agenda

On April 16, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

When lawmakers return to the State Capitol next week, they will be taking an important vote on issues that matter most to you, your staff and the people you serve. At a time when the State has a $1 billion surplus, our aging population is growing, and we face severe workforce shortages, the House Health and Human Services (HHS) Finance Bill cuts care center funding and fails to invest in housing and supportive services for seniors. We need your help in sharing the devasting impact this bill would have on the people you serve and the dedicated staff who provide them with care and support.  

Tell Congress: Fund HUD, End Shutdown

On January 15, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

Section 202 communities will not see their December 2018 and January 2019 contracts renewed because of the partial federal government shutdown. HUD expects Section 202 provider to rely on their reserves to cover expenses during the shutdown, which could have grave consequences on older adults who rely on these programs. WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

FREE! 2019 Legislative Preview Webinar – Jan. 8

On December 31, 2018 by Libbie Chapuran

The Minnesota Legislature is scheduled to convene on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and aging services providers have a lot at stake. Don’t miss a free, one-hour webinar on Jan. 9 for insights into the current political environment, our priorities at the Capitol, and ways you can support our advocacy efforts.  

Urge Congress to Finish HUD Funding Bill

On November 14, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

The Lame Duck Session is underway! We need members who serve seniors in affordable housing to contact our congressional delegation this week to ensure that a final fiscal year 2019 HUD appropriations bill is enacted. 

The Results Are In: It’s Walz vs. Johnson in Governor’s Race

On August 15, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

High voter turnout on primary night led to a few surprises and many potential “firsts” in Minnesota election history. 

In Final Days of Session, Providers Still Seek to Prevent Maltreatment, Protect Seniors

On May 16, 2018 by Libbie Chapuran

The 2018 Legislative Session is coming to an end, and legislation to protect vulnerable adults from maltreatment is still on the table. 

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