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Session Wrap 2017: An Important Win for Child Care, but Much More to be Done
The end of the 2017 Legislative Session was disappointing for those of us hoping to see increased supports for parents and providers in the child care subsidy system.

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Young Children and Working Parents Lose in New York’s 2017-18 Budget
The recently enacted state budget has slashed the investment in child care by $7.5 million, with targeted reductions to subsidies and facilitated enrollment. As a result, at least 900 children in New York State will lose access to child care.

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2015 Policy Wrap Up: Child Care Legislation
In the 2015 legislative session the Assembly passed four bills that were identified in our report Still Mending the Patchwork as critical to the fair and equitable administration of child care subsidies in New York State.

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Child Care Copayment Disparities by County
This chart contains county by county information on copayment multipliers for all social services districts, and the annual and weekly fees assessed against a family of three at 200% of poverty in each county.

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Food Stamp Eligibility Expanded for Families with Child Care Expenses
Higher income guidelines mean that more working families with dependent care expenses are now eligible for food stamps. If you don’t get food stamps now, you may qualify even if you were denied in the past.

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Chart outlining child care funding in the NYS Budget 2009-2014
This chart provides detailed descriptions of funding in the state budget over the past several years.

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Co-Payment Disparities by County for a Family of Three With an Income of $38,180/year (200% of poverty)
Copayment Disparity Chart. Updated September 14, 2012.

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Funding for subsidies: Not too late to help working families as state budget allocations for child care take a nosedive
After the dust settled on budget negotiations, the state legislature added nearly $3.6 million for child care to the executive proposal.

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Help Low Wage Parents Keep their Jobs!
For many families the cost of child care is almost double what a family of three with two children pays for rent.

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Highlights from the 2011 Legislative Session
After all the emails, strategy sessions, meetings, Facebook updates and trips to Albany, the 2011 Legislative session closed with a huge amount of excitement about New York’s new civil rights law that will bring marriage equality to same sex couples.

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