I wanted to let you know that the Senate made progress last week in finding a solution for the childcare crisis that has already disrupted too many lives.

Senate Democrats identified more than a half billion dollars that’s not currently being used that could be shifted to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) in order to keep centers open and providing services to working parents. A Senate committee approved the funding proposal last week, advancing it on to the full Senate.

State funding for the Child Care Assistance Program recently ran out, forcing centers to close and sending parents scrambling for options and alternatives. The program was created to help working parents improve themselves and the lives of their children. It has been a tremendous success and must continue.

I’m hoping we can set politics aside at the Capitol and get this solution to the governor’s desk before any more families are affected.

The proposed funding solution is in Senate Bill 274. I will keep you updated on its progress.

If you have questions or comments about the situation, please contact me through my website or at 773-278-2020.

I also urge you to contact the governor’s office at 312-814-2121 or 217-782-0244 to voice your opinions.

Category: In The News

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