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Child care credit, which fell behind inflation, may get boost from California Legislature

Child care credit, which fell behind inflation, may get boost from California Legislature

Natalie Kitroeff, the LA Times, June 2 California’s Legislature has proposed making more low-income families eligible for subsidized child care. In budget hearings last week, the Assembly and the Senate voted to increase the income allowed to qualify for the benefit. Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) will wrangle with Gov. Jerry Brown over several suggested tweaks to his revised proposal over the next two weeks, and face a June 15 deadline to send him a final budget. Brown did not have the increase in his revised budget plan, released in May. The […]

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Working Families Spend at Least 15 Percent of Their Income on Child Care—Trump’s Tax Plan Does Little to Help Them

Maggie Mallon, Glamour, May 11 During the last three decades of the 20th century—and well into the early years of the 21st—women entered the workforce in droves, jumping from 53 percent of women with children employed in 1970 to 71 percent employed in 2012. At the same time, the number of mothers who were the sole or primary earner in their household skyrocketed to 40 percent in 2011, quadrupling from the number of women in a similar role in 1960. Though the number of women working outside the home grew steadily for four decades, the trend has begun to reverse […]

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California Governor Seeks Smaller Education, Child Care Cuts

Johnathan J. Cooper, Associated Press, May 11 The California governor dialed back his proposed cuts for schools and child care, citing an improved fiscal outlook that could cover $1.5 billion more in general fund spending. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday dialed back his proposed cuts for schools and child care, citing an improved fiscal outlook since January that could cover $1.5 billion more in general fund spending. Most of that money would go to K-12 education. He’s also rolling back a plan to cut a half-billion dollars for child care for low-income families. The release […]

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Parents bring the child care crisis to Sacramento at the 21st annual Stand for Children Day

Mary Ignatius, San Francisco Bay View, May 9 Sacramento – Anticipating the governor will maintain a conservative fiscal outlook and hesitate to keep previously promised budget commitments, 500 parents and children will rally tomorrow, May 10, at the state capitol and meet with their legislators to address policies that limit access to affordable child care. Parents are deeply concerned that failure to address 10-year-old outdated income eligibility criteria, coupled with increases to California’s minimum wage and high cost of living, forces thousands of parents out of the state subsidized child care system, threatening their ability to maintain their jobs and […]

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Parents in South San Francisco Skip Work, Brave the Elements in the Name of Affordable Child Care

Parents in South San Francisco Skip Work, Brave the Elements in the Name of Affordable Child Care

Jean Elle, NBC Bay Area, May 4, 2017 Taking time off work and spending the night out in the cold. That’s how far some parents in South San Francisco were willing to go Thursday to secure affordable child care. Parents starting pitching tents at 3:30 Thursday morning, forming a line of around the city building. They were braving the elements in the name of affordable child care. “A lot of parents like me work until 5 or 6, so it’s imperative after-school care is provided,” parent Espie Santiago said. South San Francisco Parks and Recreation offers that care for $399 […]

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