Mo. House Approves Block of Child Care Rating Systems

5 years 7 months 1 week ago Tuesday, May 08 2012 May 8, 2012 Tuesday, May 08, 2012 12:48:00 PM CDT May 08, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri House has approved a measure intended to block rating systems from being used at child care centers and preschools.

The child care measure passed Tuesday is tied to legislation that also would create a dedicated funding stream for state veterans' homes. Both items have been at the center of a legislative logjam that so far has prevented the state's $24 billion budget from passing.

Some Republican lawmakers want to stop the implementation of a five-star rating system developed at the University of Missouri-Columbia. They contend it could wrongly put some child care centers at a disadvantage.

The House attached the child care and veterans' measure as an amendment Monday to a bill dealing with the state militia. That bill now must go back to the Senate.

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