Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Child Care Funding Saved…Boy that was Close

Wow what an amazing victory! As you remember the Governor proposed to cut almost $40 million from the Working Connections child care program. It would have severely limited eligibility and made it nearly impossible for low wage workers to stay employed. Many parents would have had no chance but to take their kids out of the child care program and leave them at home with an older sibling or go back onto welfare. We weren’t sure how this was going to turn out with the House and Senate miles apart on this issue, but the final budget spared child care funding.

Great work to everyone that made your voice heard!

posted by Joel Ryan