Senator Tina Smith joins Heidi Holtan and John Bauer on the Thursday Morning Show to talk about the issues of childcare and the lack of availability and affordability in rural Minnesota during the pandemic. Sen. Smith's Child Care is Essential Act passed the House with bipartisan support earlier this summer and now needs to move through the Senate. Last week she had an outdoor tour of an in-home childcare facility with Gov. Walz. Listen here for more information and go to smith.senate.gov for more on this issue.