Number of Minnesotans under age 5 in 2015 346,825
Percent of Minnesota households with children under age 6 and all parents in the workforce 74
State rank 3
Annual cost of child care for an infant in 2015 $14,826
State rank 6
Annual cost of child care for a 4-year-old in 2015 $11,420
State rank 8
Average number of children served monthly by Minnesota’s Child Care Assistance Program 30,000
Families served 15,000
State funding for program in Fiscal Year 2016 $249.1 million
Percent decline in the number of licensed in-home family child care providers from 2006-2015 27
Percent increase in the number of child care centers in that time 8
Approximate net loss of child care spaces, statewide from 2006-2015 12,000
Approximate net gain of child care spaces in the seven-county metropolitan area 3,400
Approximate net loss of child care spaces in non-metro counties 15,400
Average annual cost of operating a family child-care business $26,372
Average annual revenue $50,938
Average annual provider salary $24,566
Hours that providers work weekly, on average 53
Pre-tax hourly wage $8.90
'A very successful session?' Or, 'a debacle?' The reviews are mixed in the immediate aftermath of the 2018 session.
Introduced in March 2017 by Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL-New Brighton) and Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights), HF2470/SF2259, aims to stop the cycle of opioid misuse and addiction through education.
The conference committee tasked with hammering out the differences that divide the House and Senate on a laundry list of major issues met for the first time Tuesday afternoon.
Republican legislative majority offers mixed reactions to proposed tax system overhauls and DMV fixes.
The latest numbers are a $517 million swing from the November forecast
The state’s latest economic forecast projects a budget deficit of $188 million for the current two-year biennium, and a $586 million deficit for the 2020-21 biennium
The budget process explained — and why it matters