Bring Me the News: Study: Minnesota is 4th most expensive state for childcare

EXCERPT: “Minnesota is one of the most expensive states in the U.S. to pay for childcare, with the average annual cost of infant care standing at $16,087. That’s according to research by the Economic Policy Institute, which says the average weekly cost of infant childcare in the state is $1,341. That’s high enough for a ranking of 4th out of the 50 states in a list probably unsurprisingly topped by the District of Columbia. Childcare for a 4-year-old is also hefty, at $12,252 a year or $1,021 a month in Minnesota. For perspective, the EPI says that infant care in the state costs 43.3 percent more than in-state tuition at a four-year public college, as well as 30.8 percent more than the average rent.” FULL STORY: