ST. PAUL – State Rep. Lisa Demuth, R-Cold Spring, said Tuesday’s joint Senate Health and Human Services hearing to examine turmoil in the Minnesota Department of Human Services lacked many of the answers she said taxpayers deserve from the state’s largest agency.
“The continued lack of transparency and information from DHS regarding widespread child care fraud is especially concerning,” Demuth said. “We have been waiting several months for details of exactly how child care fraud has been allowed to continue in Minnesota, but the public continues to be shut out. DHS officials remained evasive in their answers Tuesday and even refused to provide basic information regarding who is conducting the investigation. Minnesotans deserve transparency and I hope additional hearings are scheduled so we can continue pressing for answers.”