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May 2013

HHS Omnibus bill in the Minnesota legislature

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:06+00:00 May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Health & Human Services Omnibus bill (H.F. 1233) in the Minnesota legislature has been slowly moving forward. Because the Senate and House did not agree on the bill text of H.F. 1233, there is a conference committee for the bill. This morning the HHS Conference Committee met from 8 AM to 10 AM and [...]

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April 2011

MN House Passes Health & Human Services Budget Cuts

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:25+00:00 April 7th, 2011|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , |

Wednesday, April 6th, the full Minnesota House of Representatives voted on and passed the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill, SF760. The passage of the bill is a step toward major budget cuts to social service and health care programs across the state. For details of the debate, the vote, the bill's contents and next [...]

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Social Work Day at the Capitol & Call for Action

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:25+00:00 April 5th, 2011|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Monday April 4th was the 15th Annual Social Work Day at the Capitol. The local Fox 9 News covered the social workers' rally. Here's the short video: Social Workers' Rally Supports Dayton's Wealthy Tax: MyFoxTWINCITIES.com The MN Social Service Association put out a call to action. The full MN House, on April 6th, will begin [...]

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March 2011

Week in Review: April 1, 2011

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:25+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Social Work Day at the Capitol! Monday April 4th! Social workers have a lot to say about the major Health & Human Service policy and budget decisions at the capitol this session. Are you already planning to be there? Why don't you join in? Details about this important event here. Feeling down about the news [...]

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Week in Review: March 18, 2011

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:25+00:00 March 16th, 2011|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This week was interesting, but next week is sure to be busier! Why? There is a March 25th deadline for budget decisions, which will bring a flurry of activity next week. Child Welfare matters will arise in the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee, where the GOP budget bill will be unveiled on Tuesday, [...]

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Week in Review: March 4, 2011

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:25+00:00 March 2nd, 2011|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome back for another Child Welfare Week in Review! This week the US Supreme Court heard a case involving child abuse investigations at schools, regarding whether parent's consent is required before a child can be questioned at school by a child care worker or a police officer. Read

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February 2011

Week in review: February 25, 2011

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:25+00:00 February 25th, 2011|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , |

As expected in a budget year, debates about spending continue to dominate this legislative session. So you think you can fix the Minnesota deficit? Give the budget your best shot with this online trial from MinnPost. Can you balance it? If you're reading this blog, chances are good that you have some opinions about the [...]

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Public Testimony at the Capitol 2/23/11

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:25+00:00 February 24th, 2011|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , |

Among many advocates who provided public testimony in the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee, two individuals spoke specifically about Child Welfare elements of the budget. This testimony took place on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. You can listen to the audio or view the video recordings at this link. The advocates who spoke about [...]

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