JFC approves more money for child care subsidies

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously voted Tuesday to approve an additional $8 million in 2018-19 to increase child care subsidies under the Wisconsin Shares program.
The program helps low-income working families cover the costs of quality child care when the parents are working or participating in another approved activity. The boost would push funding in 2018-19 to $318.4 million.
Currently, the Department of Children and Families and increase child care reimbursement rates for five-star rated facilities by up to 25 percent and by up to 10 percent for those given four stars. The bill woul...

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