Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Feenstra: Lowering the cost of childcare for our families

On my 36-county tour, I have met with families, small business owners and childcare providers who are rightfully concerned about the skyrocketing cost of childcare. As a father of four, I agree that we need real solutions to lower costs for our families, especially as inflation eats away at paychecks and gas prices are on the rise.

While my children have grown up, I remember the days when my wife and I had to balance our jobs with raising our four kids, and ultimately, sending them to daycare. To be blunt, it wasn’t easy, and to this day, too many parents are still struggling to find affordabl...