Established a nation-leading child tax credit that is estimated to reduce child poverty by one-third and reach 1
in 10 Minnesota households.
Invested a historic amount in education and schools including by indexing general education funding to inflation.
Provided up to $1,300 in checks to Minnesota families, including an additional $260 per child up to three.
Established a statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave insurance program to provide partial wage replacement
for up to 12 weeks of leave for medical reasons, bonding, or caring for a family member.
Invested $1.3 billion over four years to increase access and affordability of mixed-delivery child care that will
result in 3,600 additional children accessing Child Care Assistance, between 8,000 and 11,000 additional children
accessing Early Learning Scholarships, and 12,360 voluntary Pre-K seats funded.
Created one of the first-in-the-nation state-funded programs to increase child care worker compensation and
expand child care access.
Made a $1-billion investment in housing access and affordability.
Increased food access by providing free school meals, and increasing funding for food shelves, prepared meals,
and food assistance outreach.
Expanded health coverage by providing continuous Medicaid coverage for young children up to age 6 and 12-
month continuous coverage for all other children enrolled in Medicaid.
Invested nearly $100 million in children’s mental health supports.
Established the Department of Children, Youth, and Families, a new cabinet-level agency that reimagines our
state government structures to elevate child, youth, and family priorities and funding needs.