(St. Paul. MN…) Senator Jim Abeler (R-Anoka) announced today he will hold an oversight hearing Tuesday on apparent fraud in the state child care assistance program. The fraud was highlighted in a FOX9 news story that reported ten child care centers in Minnesota are currently under active investigation for fraud. The news report said each of the centers under investigation received several million dollars in child care assistance funds, and some of that money might be sent overseas to help terrorist organizations.
“Minnesota taxpayers want to know, who’s minding the store? Taxpayers have been footing the bill for hundreds of millions of dollars of waste and abuse; this is just the latest in a long string of examples,” said Sen. Jim Abeler (R-Anoka). “There are at least four high-level government officials whose job it is to maintain the integrity of government programs – the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services, the DHS Inspector General, the Attorney General and the Governor. Tomorrow I plan to ask them how millions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars keep slipping through their fingers.”
What: Senate HHS Reform Committee Oversight Hearing on childcare assistance fraud
When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 30 minutes after the Senate floor session or 3:00 pm, whichever is earlier
Where: Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Office Building