Governor Tim Walz is pressing lawmakers to increase funding for childcare providers.  On Monday, Governor Walz asked state officials to grant nearly 48-million dollars to help boost what the Gopher State pays providers.  During his plea, Walz noted that Minnesota ranks near the bottom when it comes to how much providers are reimbursed for their services.  Governor Walz says the state must act now or risk seeing its federal childcare aid go to other states instead.