We were looking at the webpage for the newly constituted Select Committee on Affordable Child Care that Speaker Daudt assembled when we noticed something strange going on in the committee membership page.
Little Falls Republican Ron Kresha has two faces.
While this might not be news to some of his constituents, it's definitely something that shouldn't be on an official webpage, especially when Ron Kresha's other face belongs to Minneapolis DFLer Joe Mullery.
While shape-shifting on the part of Kresha or Mullery is a remote possibility, it's possible it might be evidence of closeted metro-centric sympathies on Kresha's part.
Let's hope Daudt's leadership can clean up Kresha's image.
The real news on the committee
All visual analysis aside, the committee will look at pressing issue for working families under the leadership of former child care provider Mary Franson, R-Alexandria. Along with other members, Franson will be joined by Peggy Flanagan, DFL-St. Louis Park, who was the director the Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota.
Last January, we posted a column co-written by the women before Flanagan won a special election in the fall, Help for working parents unites CDF-MN head Peggy Flanagan & Rep. Mary Franson.
Session Daily's Jonathan Avise reports in New select committee will look at child care costs:
House Speaker Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) on Tuesday announced the formation of a Select Committee on Affordable Child Care that will aim to tackle rising child care costs facing Minnesota parents.
The select committee, chaired by Rep. Mary Franson (R-Alexandria), will begin touring parts of Greater Minnesota in February to hear from parents and child care providers about challenges they face and potential solutions, according to a news release.
“Minnesota has many top-quality childcare providers who offer a safe, quality environment for children to learn, grow, and thrive,” Franson said in a statement. “However, too many Minnesota families cannot find available or affordable child care in their community.”
Screengrab: The two faces of Ron Kresha on the Select Committee on Affordable Child Care membership page.
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