Latest Child care News

Got kids? Here's what to know about filing your 2023 taxes

Apr. 11, 2024 07:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There are a few tax tips parents of children 17 and under should keep in mind before filing, tax pros say. Here’s what to know: Child tax credit The child tax credit has reverted lower for 2023 than in previous years, when it was expanded due to...

Ohio's DeWine focuses on children in his State of the State address

Apr. 10, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Improving access to child care and kids' health care form the core elements of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's agenda in 2024, as the second-term Republican rolled out a slate of policy priorities focusing on children to state lawmakers Wednesday. DeWine, speaking in...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Mar. 19, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. March 14, 2024. Editorial: Gubernatorial debates, forums give insight into Indiana issues It was just a few weeks ago that we used this space to call on the candidates for governor to focus more on the issues impacting state government...

West Virginia Republican governor signs budget, vows to bring back lawmakers for fixes

Mar. 14, 2024 21:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a budget of just under $5 billion Thursday after criticizing lawmakers for approving it in the waning hours of the 60-day session with less money for some critically needed programs. Justice was especially concerned...

Massachusetts Senate passes bill to make child care more affordable

Mar. 14, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that supporters say would help make early education and child care more accessible and affordable at a time when the cost of care has posed a financial hurdle for families statewide. The bill would...

Bipartisan child care bill gets Gov. Eric Holcomb's signature

Mar. 14, 2024 16:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed a bipartisan bill to support child care in the state on top of 74 other measures, according to his office. The signings on Wednesday included several contested proposals, such as an overhaul of faculty tenure at state...

Day care provider convicted of causing infant's death with antihistamine sentenced to 3 to 10 years

Mar. 12, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont day care provider convicted of manslaughter in the death of an infant she was caring for in her home was sentenced on Tuesday to three to 10 years in prison. Stacey Vaillancourt was accused of sedating Harper Rose Briar with an antihistamine in 2019....

Massachusetts bill aims to make child care more accessible and affordable

Mar. 07, 2024 15:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Top Democrats in the Massachusetts Senate unveiled legislation Thursday they said would help make early education and child care more accessible and affordable at a time when the cost of care has posed a financial hurdle for families statewide. The bill would make...

Indiana legislators send bill addressing childcare costs to governor

Mar. 06, 2024 18:07 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers voted Wednesday to send legislation to the governor’s desk aimed at making childcare more affordable as part of their promise to address the issue this legislative session. Indiana is among a growing number of Republican-led states proposing...

Evers signs Republican-authored bill to expand Wisconsin child care tax credit

Mar. 04, 2024 12:45 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed a Republican-authored bill Monday that dramatically expands the state child care tax credit, days after vetoing three other GOP bills that would have delivered $800 million in tax cuts. The governor signed the bill at a charter...