STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Dean, Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, began the meeting at 12:48pm on February 10th, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
DEAN, Matt Chair
McDONALD, Joe Vice Chair
Representative Dean began the meeting at 12:48m, a quorum was NOT present.
A quorum was present at 12:51pm.
The following testified on the Governor’s budget requests:
Amy Donnan, Early Childhood Program Manager, Leech Lake Behavioral Health testified.
Kathy Knight, Vice President, Fairview Behavioral Health testified.
Erica Schmiel, Public Policy Associate, MN Brain Injury Alliance testified.
Maureen Warren, Chief Family Services Officer, Lutheran Social Service of MN testified.
Bruce Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, ARRM testified.
Steve Larson, Senior Policy Director, The Arc Minnesota testified.
Jessica Anderson, Legislative Affairs Director, Children’s Defense Fund – MN testified.
Loren Solberg, Lobbyist, Itasca County testified.
Claire Wilson, Executive Director, Association of Community Mental Health Programs testified.
Pahoua K. Yang, Director, Community Mental Health, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation testified.
Jessica Webster, Prosperity for All Coalition testified.
Ana Ashby, Public Policy Advocate, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis testified.
Mary Regan, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies testified.
Michael Scandrett, Policy Director, MN Safety Net Coalition testified.
Ron Elwood, Supervising Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project testified.
Steve Horsfield, Executive Director, Simpson Housing Services testified.
Michele Isham, Vice-Chair, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans testified.
Mary Jo George, ASD for Advocacy, AARP Minnesota testified.
Mary Krinkie, Vice President of Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association testified.
Sarah Greenfield, Health Care Program Manager, TakeAction Minnesota testified.
John Hesch, MinnesotaCare enrollee, TakeAction Minnesota testified.
Dr. Paul Goering, Vice President of Mental Health Services, Allina Health testified.
Mark Casagranda, President, Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health testified.
John Seymour, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Meridian Behavioral Health testified.
Sue Watlov Phillips, President and CEO, Integrated Community Solutions testified.
Amanda Kappes, Policy Coordinator, Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing testified.
Cisa Keller, Minnesota Child Care Association testified.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:28pm.
Representative Matt Dean, Chair
Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant