Stable families are the life-source of society. Poverty in the home can have a devastating impact on marriage and the raising of children.
MCC supports efforts to provide needed support to Minnesota families, such as the Minnesota Family Investment Program. Our efforts have helped remove marriage disincentives in MFIP administration, encouraging young couples to get married and provide a more permanent level of stability for their family. There is still more work to be done, however: the rate of monthly assistance for MFIP has not increased in now over 30 years, and has not kept of with increase in the cost of living and inflation. Minnesota should invest in its families and increase MFIP.