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Every Greater Minnesotan deserves access to health care.

When a community lacks access to primary, emergency, mental health, long-term, or elder case, every member of the community suffers. Places with limited access to health care struggle to attract and retain businesses and employees. The GMNP supports policies that ensure that people living in Greater Minnesota receive the care they need, including care delivered via telehealth and other innovative care delivery models. The GMNP also supports investments and regulatory reforms that enhance regional care systems, aid in the development of telehealth systems and infrastructure, and develop the health care workforce.

Rural health care was added to the GMNP policy platform for the 2022 legislative session to recognize the impact that health care services have on economic development in Greater Minnesota. The GMNP supports the work of other organizations to advance the accessibility of health care across the state. We continue to monitor legislation related to health care in Greater Minnesota and develop a policy agenda.

Latest Updates

Governor Walz unveils proposed capital budget for 2024

By ennelson@flaherty-hood.com | January 17, 2024

Yesterday Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the administration’s proposed capital investment plan ahead of the 2024 legislative session. The recommended package totals $982 million of bonding and cash dollars. Under the Governor’s recommendations, the Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure program would receive $3 million. Additionally, Minnesota Housing programs would receive…

MMB releases November forecast with ‘good news, bad news’ budget outlook

By ennelson@flaherty-hood.com | December 8, 2023

Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) released its November state budget forecast on Wednesday. According to MMB, the state’s budget and economic outlook remains stable in the current biennium. The forecast projected a surplus of $2.4 billion at the end of the 2024-25 biennium, an increase of $808 million from the estimate released at the end…