WELFARE WASTE: Counties Increase Childcare Oversight

Updated: 03/05/2014 4:07 PM
Created: 11/15/2011 7:56 PM
By: Mark Albert

nullMinnesota counties are making changes to the taxpayer-funded Childcare Assistance Program after 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS compiled welfare records the state never has .

"Your questions really made me think about where there are some potential gaps in the system," Hennepin County Chief Financial Officer Curt Haats told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.

Watch our story above.

Click here to see the rest of our investigation, and to use an interactive map to find out how much your county overspent and collected on childcare in the past five years; how that compares to total expenditures and to the state's other counties; and how much the top provider in each county earned from families and the state.

Click here to watch our story from Nov. 24, 2011 about cuts to reimbursement rates to childcare providers, which went into effect Nov. 28, 2011.

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