As your state representative I share your frustration and disappointment in our government shutdown. I deeply regret the pain and difficulty this is causing thousands of families and businesses throughout our state.
Along with thousands of workers who have been laid off, the ripple effects of the shutdown are immense. For example, I recently visited child care providers at the Mary T. Wellcome Center. They have provided child card in Minneapolis for 87 years and are now struggling because over 20% of the families they serve have lost their child care assistance. The result of the shutdown means the loss of jobs, income, and severe hardships for families who can no longer afford child care.