Proposal Would Help More Families with Child Care Costs

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Tuesday, January 30 2007 Jan 30, 2007 Tuesday, January 30, 2007 2:00:29 PM CST January 30, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - More poor families could get help paying for child care under legislation a Senate committee is considering. The committee heard today from several early childhood advocates, who shared stories of people forced to go without raises and promotions to avoid losing their child care assistance. The proposal would raise the income threshold to qualify to 130% of the federal poverty level, which amounts to $22,000 a year for a single mom with two children. Missouri currently ranks last in the nation in its income level to qualify for child care help.

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