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Child Support Task Force seeks public comments at fall meetings, beginning Sept. 19

9/6/2017 12:08:32 PM

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Katie Bauer
Minnesota’s Child Support Task Force will listen to public comments in meetings around the state as it gathers information on how to improve the child support system. Minnesota’s child support programs serve more than 245,000 children and more than 352,000 parents. The series of meetings kicks off Sept. 19 in Minneapolis.
Who: Members of the public who have experience with Minnesota's child support program
When: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, 1315 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411; free parking and child care are available 
What: Provide an opportunity to share input on experiences with the program and suggestions for improvements. Comments are limited to five minutes per person to allow enough time for everyone to share their thoughts.
Why: Task force members want to hear from the public as they continue their work to make recommendations to the Minnesota Department of Human Services on maintaining and improving Minnesota's child support guidelines. 
Public comment meetings are also scheduled for Sept. 27 in Brainerd, Oct. 25 in Mankato, and Nov. 29 in Coon Rapids. Members of the public who have questions about these meetings should email the task force at For more information, visit the task force webpage:
The Child Support Task Force was established by the Minnesota Legislature in 2016; it must submit a report to the Legislature in February 2018.
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