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Minnesota lawmakers consider creating new Department of Children, Youth and Families

Friday, April 07, 2023 7:02 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

Minnesota state lawmakers are making progress on a bill that would create a new state Department of Children, Youth and Families. The idea was introduced by Governor Tim Walz during his budget proposal presentation in January.

“It’s smart to have a department whose focus is on child development and families and supporting them in those critical years,” said Rep. Dave Pinto (DFL-St. Paul), who authored the House version of the bill.

As written, the bill would transfer responsibilities from existing state agencies to the new department. Read more.

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