January 2021

MN Government Updates 01.27.21

Committee Deadlines Announced

Today, top leadership of the House and Senate announced the committee deadlines for the 2021 Legislative Session.


MN Government Updates 01.26.21

Walz Releases Budget Proposal

Today, Governor Tim Walz released his budget proposal for the next biennium. As outlined by the governor, the major areas of focus the proposed $52.4 billion budget include ensuring students catch up on learning, supporting small business, and helping working families. The proposal also includes raising taxes on high-income Minnesotans and corporations.


MN Government Updates 01.25.21

Walz Directs Changes to State’s Community Vaccination Efforts

Governor Tim Walz today announced updates to the state’s efforts to test the concept of COVID-19 community vaccination clinics. Last week, more than 13,300 Minnesotans were vaccinated at nine community clinics around the state. While the state continues to face a crippling vaccine supply shortage, Governor Walz has directed the state’s efforts toward preparing for the day supply meets demand.


MN Government Updates 01.25.21

Walz Directs Changes to State’s Community Vaccination Efforts

Governor Tim Walz today announced updates to the state’s efforts to test the concept of COVID-19 community vaccination clinics. Last week, more than 13,300 Minnesotans were vaccinated at nine community clinics around the state. While the state continues to face a crippling vaccine supply shortage, Governor Walz has directed the state’s efforts toward preparing for the day supply meets demand.


MN Government Updates 01.21.21

Minnesota Department of Health Briefing

This afternoon, officials with the Minnesota Department of Health conducted a media briefing with reporters to update the public on the spread of COVID-19 in the state and discuss COVID-19 vaccination.


MN Government Updates 01.21.21

Minnesota Department of Health Briefing

This afternoon, officials with the Minnesota Department of Health conducted a media briefing with reporters to update the public on the spread of COVID-19 in the state and discuss COVID-19 vaccination.


MN Government Updates 01.19.21

Appointment Scheduling Opens for Vaccine Pilot Program

Today, the Minnesota Department of Health opened the appointment process for some Minnesotans eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination appointments will occur at one of the state’s nine community vaccination pilot clinics through a new website and call center. The clinics will initially serve adults age 65 and older, as well as prekindergarten through grade 12 educators, staff, and child care workers. (See Who's Getting Vaccinated?)


MN Government Updates 01.15.21

Minnesota Department of Health Urges Providers to Offer COVID-19 Doses to Broader Groups

Following significant changes in federal guidance on vaccine distribution earlier this week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today informed hospitals, health care systems, and other vaccination partners that they can provide vaccines to broader categories of Minnesotans – including Minnesotans 65 years of age and older.


MN Government Updates 01.13.21

Walz Extends Peacetime Emergency

Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 21-04, extending the peacetime emergency that gives the state flexibility in responding to the pandemic, including safely and effectively distributing the vaccine. Forty-eight other states remain in a state of emergency.


MN Government Updates 01.11.21

Minnesota Department of Health Briefing

This afternoon, officials from the Minnesota Department of Health conducted a media briefing with reporters tupdate the public on the spread of COVID-19 and discuss COVID-19 vaccination.


MN Government Updates 01.07.21

House and Senate Floor Sessions

Today, both the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota Senate conducted floor sessions.


MN Government Updates 01.04.21

2021 Legislative Session Begins Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate will officially convene at 12:00 p.m. for the 2021 Legislative Session.


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