Early Tuesday morning, the Minnesota Legislature passed legislating providing an additional $200 million in funding for Minnesota’s health care system to address the spread of COVID-19. Senator Matt Klein, M.D. offered the following response.
Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, Members Respond to Governor’s Announcement of Temporary Statewide School Closures
Governor Tim Walz ordered the temporary closure of schools by signing an executive order that allows school administrators and teachers to make long-term plans for the continuity of education and essential serivces during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate DFL members offered the following responses.
In response to the potential risk of Coronavirus exposure to Minnesotans at the Minnesota State Capitol, three DFL members of the Legislature, Senator Matt Klein (DFL-Mendota Heights), Representative Alice Mann (DFL-Lakeville), and Representative Kelly Morrison (DFL-Deephaven) released the following statement and list of proposed policies to implement to help mitigate exposure risk.
The doctors caucus of the Minnesota Legislature, Senator Matt Klein (DFL-Mendota Heights), Senator Scott Jensen (GOP-Chaska), Representative Kelly Morrison (DFL-Deephaven), and Representative Alice Mann (DFL-Lakeville) announced today a package of three bipartisan bills to make health care more accessible and affordable in Minnesota.
The doctors caucus of the Minnesota Legislature will announce a package of bipartisan health care proposals for the 2020 legislative session.
I applaud Governor Walz’s commitment to prioritizing the health care needs of Minnesotans in today’s budget. Affordable, high-quality health care access remains out of reach for far too many people, but today’s proposal takes meaningful steps in addressing these needs.