EXCERPT: “Elder advocates, senior housing industry officials, state lawmakers and health department regulators said this week that they’d struck a deal to license assisted living facilities and increase protections for their residents. But as the clock ticked down on the 2019 legislative session, some wondered whether lawmakers would have enough time to complete it this year. The sweeping proposal would make Minnesota the last state in the nation to license assisted living facilities and set a base level of care required for residents, which would be made clear to them and to their family members before they sign a contract.” FULLSTORY: