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Legislature Adjourns; What We Know So Far

The Minnesota Legislature went into special session right after Monday’s official adjournment of the 2017 Legislative Session.  They passed all the spending bills to fund Minnesota state government on early Friday morning, May 26th. The health and human services (HHS) [...]

Join “This is Medicaid” Conversations May 31st

To act on the ongoing threats to Medicaid, agencies who advocate for and/or provide services to Medicaid recipients, including The Arc Minnesota, have come together to form a coalition to educate and engage the public to take action to protect [...]

Hiring a New Senior Policy Director

After 15 years at The Arc Minnesota and a 43-year career of service and advocacy for people with disabilities and their families, our Senior Policy Director Steve Larson is making a well-deserved transition to retirement.  We are grateful for his [...]

Job Opening: Account Associate

The Arc Minnesota has an opening for an Account Associate in the Master Pooled Trust department.   The MPT provides future financial security for individuals with disabilities, while not affecting the person’s eligibility for means-tested government benefits.  It has offered financial, [...]

Good News & Disappointments in HHS Budgets

The Minnesota Senate and House omnibus health and human services (HHS) bills, SF 800 and HF 945, were released on Monday, March 27, 2017.   We made progress on several of our legislative priorities, but on some of our major initiatives, [...]

Tell U.S. House Members: Oppose New Health Care Bill

Action Needed: Call your member of the U.S. House before Tuesday, April 25th with this message: "Oppose the American Health Care Act, including the latest proposals to change it.  The changes in the bill make an already bad bill even [...]

Minnesota Launches Its ABLE Plan

Minnesota has launched its ABLE plan.  People with disabilities and their families can now set up tax-advantaged savings accounts to use for disability-related expenses that promote independence and inclusion in the community. For more information and to create an account, [...]

Help Create More Success Stories — Like Ryan’s!

"If it wasn't for The Arc Minnesota’s support, this would not have been possible."  - Lori Richardson Imagine the satisfaction of landing your dream job... Thanks to your support, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are landing their own dream [...]

Tell Congress: Protect ACA’s Benefits!

  Health Care Is Under Attack:  Protect the Lifelines That the ACA Provides! Action Needed: Call Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Al Franken, and your member in the U.S. House of Representatives NOW.  Give them this message: “Repealing the Affordable Care [...]

Major Shifts in St. Paul and D.C.

Election Returns Show Major Shifts in Washington and St. Paul After an election that created dramatic shifts in political power nationally and in Minnesota, we now know the results and what work we as a disability community need to do. [...]