For a Healthy,
Thriving Minnesota

I’m a physician and ran for office for the first time in 2018 because I was concerned about the state of political discourse and because I wanted to be a voice for science and evidence-based policy making at the legislature. The theme of my campaign was FOR A HEALTHY THRIVING MINNESOTA. The values of ensuring access to excellent, affordable healthcare, world-class education and environmental protections to make Minnesota the best place to live, work and raise a family inform my work at the Capitol.

 I have worked hard to reach across the aisle in our divided legislature and so far 23 of my bills have been passed into law.  Some that I am most proud of include: 

  • Minnesota Telehealth Act – to expand access to care and save patients time and money and improve privacy and convenience
  • PSYPACT – allowing licensed psychologists to practice across state lines to increase access to mental health care in Minnesota
  • Extend postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months so new moms have access to the health care they need
  • The Drug Price Transparency Act – improves drug pricing transparency and help drive down the cost of prescription drugs
  • Reform of prior authorization – decrease bureaucracy, speed access to care and decrease patient and provider frustration
  • Digital well-being grants to teach our students to be smart users of technology
  • Limit the use of individual screens for our youngest learners
  • Funding for research, prevention and treatment of aquatic invasive species to protect our lakes
  • Lawns to Legumes – nationally recognized program to encourage the transformation of traditional lawns to pollinator-friendly habitats to help bolster our declining pollinator populations
  • Bonding to help Spring Park rebuild its critical water infrastructure
  • Bonding to replace a dangerously aging bridge in Deephaven
  • Bonding to build a roundabout at Minnetonka Middle School West to address traffic congestion and safety concerns
  • Help Minnetonka Community Education Center expand its building to meet the growing demand for early childhood and adult education
  • Passed local options sales tax that Excelsior requested to fund repair and restoration of the Excelsior Commons

This session, my key priorities include…

  • Increased mental health supports in our schools
  • Bonding to address local infrastructure needs in Shorewood, Minnetonka Beach, Mound and Excelsior.
  • Protections of access to abortion care
  • Addressing health care work force challenges
  • Creating a grant program to reimburse law enforcement for the epinephrine auto injectors they use to assist residents experiencing anaphylactic allergic reactions
  • Expanding access to tobacco cessation products and counseling
  • Protections for Minnesota’s water, including conducting a comprehensive study of our water resources to best prepare for a future of accelerating climate change and water scarcity

We are living through unprecedented times that are challenging all of us to re-imagine how we live in order to bring out the best in each of us, individually and together.

 Join me and let’s work together FOR A HEALTHY, THRIVING MINNESOTA!

 Take care,
Kelly

Paid for by Kelly Morrison for Minnesota Senate
PO Box 684, Wayzata, MN 55391