As the 2019 legislative session comes to a close, the Council reminds you that the agency serves as a technical resource for legislators, its staff, and its constituents on issues relating to disability policy. Policy inquiries can be referred to Public Policy Director, Kody Olson, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the Minnesota Legislature adjourned on its constitutional deadline of May 20th, the work is far from over. Having just passed a single budget, our legislative leaders have called a special session to complete the task of passing a two year budget for the state. The Governor, House Speaker, and Senate President reached a budget agreement (PDF), which must be finalized in conference committees during the special session.
One of the conditions of the budget included reducing the provider tax from 2% to 1.8%. This resulted in a -$357.85 million target for the Health and Human Services budget. The Minnesota Council on Disability will be tracking this budget bill, in addition to the Transportation budget (PDF), Jobs and Economic Development, Energy and Commerce Policy and Finance bill (PDF) and the State Government Finance bill (PDF).
In the final negotiation hours, the Council on Disability urges you to contact your legislator and tell them what is important to you. Find your legislator.
The Minnesota Council on Disability exists to serve people with disabilities in Minnesota through development of effective policy, training, technical resources and collaborations with public and private stakeholders. Any policy inquires can be directed to Public Policy Director Kody Olson at email@example.com.