You can read more about these proposals here.
The Great Start Child Care Tax Credit
I’m proud to share that a key provision in our efforts to lower costs for Minnesotans is my legislation to establish a Great Start Child Care Tax Credit (as illustrated above), which would provide families with up to $3,000 for each child under five years of age, with a cap of $7,500.
Young families are struggling in this economy, with childcare often being one of their largest costs. This tax credit better ensures our youngest Minnesotans can get the care they need without their families breaking the bank. Now is the time to capitalize on this moment and invest in the future of Minnesota, simultaneously helping working families pay for childcare, boosting child development outcomes, and allowing parents to return to work.
You can watch me speak to the importance of this proposal here, and you can read more about our efforts to invest in our youngest Minnesotans here.
Governor Walz will be delivering his 4th State of the State Address on Sunday, which you’ll be able to watch live at 6pm here. There’s a lot of work left to do in the final month of session, which I’m sure the Governor will highlight.
In addition to the proposals I’ve already highlighted in this email, we’ll be passing bills in the areas of housing, agriculture, workforce, commerce, education, public safety, health and human services, and more! It’s the culmination of much of our committee work this year and the next step will be negotiations with our counterparts in the Senate.
In many key proposals, the difference between the House and Senate is huge. The Star Tribune published this piece on the differences in the Tax Bill alone - but there is always common ground. As always, I’m committed to finding ways we can all work together to lift up all Minnesotans as our economy rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The final weeks of session will be busy ones, so please continue to reach out with your questions, comments, and ideas as we start the process of negotiating our final bills of the year. The best way to contact me is at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-296-7449, and you can “like” and follow along on my Facebook page.
All my best,