House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, announced Tuesday the formation of a Select Committee on Affordable Child Care, to be chaired by Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, House Republicans said in a statement.  

“Minnesota has many top-quality childcare providers who offer a safe, quality environment for children to learn, grow, and thrive,” Franson said in the statement. “However, too many Minnesota families cannot find available or affordable child care in their community,” she said. 

The committee will tour the outstate regions of Minnesota to talk to parents and childcare providers. 

Gov. Mark Dayton proposed a childcare tax credit last year, a proposal that made its way into legislation that is currently in limbo until lawmakers return in March. He also proposed universal pre-Kindergarten.