The Minnesota Daily: First Lady Jill Biden, Governor Walz host roundtable at UMN

EXCERPT: “First Lady Jill Biden traveled to the University of Minnesota’s Child Development Laboratory School Wednesday to showcase the funding childcare and early education institutions received from the American Rescue Plan. The roundtable event included Biden, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, Rep. Ilhan Omar and childcare leaders from across the state. Biden started the event by highlighting the plight of working mothers during the pandemic, saying that COVID-19 has provided unique challenges to parents of young children . . . Minnesota received $537 million in child care funding from the American Rescue Plan. Walz’s proposed budget for the upcoming legislative session includes nearly $1.8 billion for mixed delivery child care and early education, particularly aimed at low-income families.” FULL STORY: