FRAUD UPDATE: Senate Republicans freeze spending on the controversial Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) until the state can prove to Minnesotans that fraud has been sufficiently rooted out of the system.

“This should be a clear signal to the state that we’re extremely unhappy with the way they let fraud and wasteful spending hurt the most vulnerable among us. The public has lost confidence in the Department,” Senator Jim Abeler (R-Anoka), Chair of the Human Services Committee