MCH had another busy week at the Capitol filled with meetings and hearings. Keep reading to learn more!
Homes for All Bills
All hands were on deck this week as multiple of our Homes for All bills were heard in committees. Our Minnesota Housing Finance (MHFA) bill authored by Senator Dziedzic (S. F. 3238), Tax Exempt Bond Enhancement bill & a bill on Homes for All support agenda, pushed by Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP), were given a hearing in the Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance committee. Members of the committee acted favorably on the bills and referred it to the next committee in line. MHP’s bill was also heard this week (H.F. 4072, Rep. S. Anderson) in the House Taxes committee, and members acted favorably on that bill as well. In other words, these bills are moving along fine!
This is Medicaid Update
H.F 3722 / S.F 3611, Medicaid Work Requirement bills were heard again this week in the House and Senate. The House held a hearing on Wednesday evening (find that here) which included powerful testimonies in opposition to the bill. This hearing started at 7:00 p.m. and lasted well over five hours, including a robust debate! The bill passed by a 12-11 vote and was referred to the House Ways and Means committee. Rep. Zerwas and Rep. Hamilton voted no and voiced strong opposition to the proposal. Please thank them for being champions of this important issue! Their Twitter handles: @NickZerwas and @RHamilton542. Also, follow @ThisIsMedicaid on Twitter to keep up with news and updates moving forward.