April 30, 2012
It could have been much worse.
Governor Dayton signed the Health and Human Services policy bill this morning. Because of the strong advocacy of Affirmative Options members and others, The following proposed cuts to children were not included in the final bill:
Provisions that passed but could have been worse if not amended (these will become law):
This year, we would like to thank Representative Jim Abeler (R, Anoka) for authoring the Visible Child Work Group provision, which became law when Governor Dayton signed this bill. This work group will identify and recommend issues that will improve the well-being of children who are homeless or have experienced homelessness.
Thank you to the advocates for tireless work to both maintain and strengthen Minnesota's safety net!