SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state agency in charge of child care has amended rules to allow eligible parents who work or study remotely to receive assistance with child care costs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Child care costs in most states exceed federal subsidy payments provided to low-income parents, according to a newly released report from the Department of Health and Human...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has approved a legal settlement aimed at providing more uniform and predictable access to childcare-assistance subsidies overseen by the New Mexico Children, Youth...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of parents, teachers, providers and faith leaders is asking state leaders in Albany to increase funds for child care assistance.
The group is planning a rally Monday to call on lawmakers to set aside more money to help working parents pay for care.
Supporters say the state can do more to ensure parents don't have to decide between earning a living and ensuring proper care for their children.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Child care advocates in Lincoln have created a fund to help more families access quality child care by filling the gap that state subsidies don't cover.
WASHINGTON (AP) — "The economy," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, "is doing very well."
And it is. Steady hiring has shrunk unemployment to 3.8 percent — the lowest since the 1960's. Consumers are spending. Taxes are down. Inflation is tame. Factories are busy. Demand for homes is strong. Household wealth is up.
HONOLULU (AP) — Child Care Aware of America has released a resource map that shows nearly half of Hawaii's children under the age of 6 lack access to quality, affordable child care.
The state has a shortfall of more than 30,000 licensed child care slots, the Star-Advertiser reported Monday.
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SEATTLE (AP) — In perhaps an unexpected twist, historically conservative strongholds like Oklahoma and West Virginia are leading efforts to bring preschool to all.
"They have in common a low-wage workforce, relatively low education levels and the desire to change that," said Steven Barnett of the National Institute for Early Education Research. "Whatever they say, politicians in West Virginia know the future of their state is not coal miners."
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Legislators are fine-tuning a proposal to help Nevada parents pay for child care, though they say the complex policy is still in flux.
At the heart of Senate Bill 455 are payroll tax breaks for businesses that help employees pay for child care.
The measure would build on an existing state program that Sen. Patricia Farley says is consistently underfunded by about $25 million a year.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are targeting a child care subsidy for low-income families to help balance the state budget, drawing criticism Tuesday from some lawmakers who say they should find the money elsewhere.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A new legislative proposal in North Dakota is aimed at parents with children in day care.
Rep. Pamela Anderson says businesses that pay corporate income taxes would get credit for reimbursing employees for their child care costs. Anderson says the bill helps businesses who help employees. She says child care is such a big workforce issue.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton wants to see tax relief for low-income families, parents with child care costs and farmers.
The governor unveiled his proposal Thursday for a $300 million tax bill in 2017 just days after the Legislative session began. But Dayton's vision for how to dedicate part of a $1.4 billion budget surplus to tax relief will hinge on Republicans who control both chambers of the Legislature.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Continuing her policy focus on children and families, Hillary Clinton is pledging more tax relief for families with young kids.
The Democratic presidential nominee announced a plan on Tuesday to double the Child Tax Credit and to increase the amount that low-income families could get back in refunds.
National polls show a significant gender gap in the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with Clinton holding a large lead among women and Trump leading among men.
Here's a look at their positions on some issues with a major impact on women:
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Economic Security says it has good news for many low-income families looking to receive child care for their children.
The DES Child Care Administration has released nearly 4,400 children from a Priority-1 wait list, representing almost 2,300 families.
Child care assistance is now available to an additional 4,385 that were the highest priority on the wait list.
All 2,298 released families will receive a notice in the...