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  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024 10:22 AM | Anonymous

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  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024 10:17 AM | Anonymous

    Minnesota this month started its most generous assistance program for low-income families seeking child care.

    That's a wonderful step forward, and yet it's not nearly enough to solve a problem that is hurting Minnesota families individually and the state's economy broadly.

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  • Thursday, December 28, 2023 5:39 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Opinion editor's note: Star Tribune Opinion publishes a mix of national and local commentaries online and in print each day. To contribute, click here.

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    Minnesota faces a child-care affordability crisis that demands immediate attention. This issue hits home for us, both as parents and policymakers.

    Though one of us serves a suburban community in the metro area and the other serves the most rural district statewide, we're both parents of young children. Because child care is so expensive, we, like most Minnesota families, have juggled caring for our children while working, struggled to balance the cost of child care and housing, and made family planning decisions based on child-care costs. We know tens of thousands of parents across Minnesota are facing the same pressures. Read more.

  • Wednesday, December 27, 2023 4:24 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Please take a few moments to view Tina's Senate Floor speech; "Childcare is a necessity for our working families.".


  • Monday, December 11, 2023 9:43 AM | Anonymous

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  • Thursday, November 30, 2023 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    State lawmakers are calling the cost of child care unsustainable. During a House Children and Families Finance and Policy Committee meeting earlier this month, testifiers explained providers face high costs and either have to absorb the increase or raise rates. Families, meanwhile, are paying a large percentage of income on child care, often early in their career when they make less.

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