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Legislative Update: ARRM’s Bills get Introduced and Hearings This last week saw the majority of ARRM’s legislative priorities receive their official bill numbers, this is great news and is a critical step in ensuring that our agenda keeps progressing through the legislative session. Below is the complete ...
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This last week saw many of ARRM’s legislative priorities get official bill numbers in both the House and Senate. For those agenda items that are still without bill numbers, we anticipate having them formally introduced in the coming week. Below, please find a list of our priorities with corresponding ...
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ARRM’s legislative priorities are beginning to be formally introduced in the legislature. This last week, two of our bills were introduced and given bill numbers in the House: Alternative Overnight Supervision with Technology: HF 339 ICF Rate Legislation: HF 568 We anticipate more bills being ...
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Legislators heard from you all in a big way this last week. ARRM launched an Action Alert on Wednesday morning and within three days over 1,100 messages had been sent! If you have not had a chance to send your legislators a message, you can access the alert here . Please continue to share with others ...
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Session officially kicked off this last week with legislators being sworn in on Tuesday, January 3 rd . As anticipated, Rep. Melissa Hortman was re-elected as Speaker of the House and Sen. Kari Dziedzic was elected Majority Leader of the Senate. On Wednesday, Senator Hoffman, Chair of the Human Services ...
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With the 2023 Legislative Session just a couple weeks from kicking off, I wanted to take some time to update you on where things stand at the Capitol, developments since the election and helpful resources to be using in the final push before session starts. House and Senate Leadership The Senate ...
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The election last Tuesday had surprising outcomes, not just on the national level, but here in Minnesota as well. While most anticipated the Senate Republicans to maintain their majority, and the House to potentially flip to Republican control, we saw the opposite happen and now have all three branches ...
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As I posted in this blog on May 24 , the Regional Variance Factor (RVF) in the Disability Waiver Rate System (DWRS) will be updated as of July 1, and will have an impact on rates calculated in the DWRS. The DHS bulletin on this change included a list of the new factors. As I described previously, ...
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The legislature failed to pass a Health and Human Service appropriations bill before the constitutionally mandated midnight deadline this last Sunday, May 22 nd . This marked a disappointing end to the 2022 legislative session that saw much of the $9 billion surplus left un-allocated. Along with not ...
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There have been a lot of moving parts to the Disability Waiver Rate System (DWRS) this year. As you may recall, changes made to the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver rate setting statute ( 256B.4914 ) in 2019 established a schedule for updating the wage values and inflationary adjustments ...
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