Monthly Archives: May 2014

Legislative Update – 5/23/2014

Session Comes to an Orderly – and Early – Close

The 2014 session wrapped up in a neat and orderly fashion late in the evening of Friday, May 16, three days earlier than the constitutionally mandated adjournment date of May 19. In the final hours of session, both the House and Senate acted on the remaining pieces of work, including significant legislation regarding tax policy, a supplemental finance bill, a nearly billion dollar bonding bill, and narrowly tailored legislation to authorize medical cannabis.   The conclusion of the session was considerably more staid than the hectic, hurried occasions in recent years.

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Legislative Update – 5/9/2014

Provider Peer Group Suspension Now Law

An MMA-supported bill to permanently suspend the state’s Provider Peer Grouping (PPG) was signed into the law on April 29. The bill, authored by Rep. Tom Huntley (DFL – Duluth) and Sen. Tony Lourey (DFL – Kerrick) passed both bodies with bipartisan support during the last weeks of April.

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