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Maryland governor proposes nearly $149M in midyear budget cuts

Jul. 10, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore's administration proposed nearly $149 million in midyear spending reductions on Wednesday to steer more money to help fund child care and Medicaid as state officials continue to wrestle with budget challenges. Moore will present the...

Q&A: Jessica Calarco on ‘how women became America’s safety net’

Jul. 03, 2024 10:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Compared with its economic peers, the United States lacks social safety net programs like sick time, vacation time and health care. For decades, American women have filled the gaps, to the detriment of themselves and their families, according to sociologist Jessica Calarco. ...

West Virginia governor pushing for another income tax cut as time in office winds down

Jul. 01, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Monday that state revenue collections appeared to hit a benchmark at the end of the fiscal year that could trigger an additional reduction in the state income tax, and he plans to call lawmakers back to address further cuts as well as a...

North Carolina House seeks higher worker pay, child care and voucher money in budget bill

Jun. 18, 2024 18:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina teachers and state employees would receive higher salary bumps than are currently planned, while child care providers could access some financial aid as federal assistance ends in a state budget measure advanced Tuesday by House Republicans. They...

Three adults including suspected shooter are dead at office space near daycare center in Toronto

Jun. 17, 2024 21:38 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A man and woman were shot to death and a male suspected as the attacker also died Monday at a north Toronto office space near a daycare center and a school, authorities said. The shooting prompted a lockdown of both the daycare facility and the Catholic all-boys...

2 Bronx men plead guilty to drug charges in fentanyl poisoning of toddler who died at daycare

Jun. 10, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two men connected to a toddler’s fatal opioid overdose at a New York City daycare have pleaded guilty to drug charges and causing bodily harm, prosecutors said. The men admitted to storing fentanyl in the floorboards of a Bronx daycare's playroom, prosecutors...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 27, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

Marietta Times. May 23, 2024. Editorial: Will lawmakers learn from ruling? Ohio voters have understood for years that lawmakers in Columbus have gone power mad, seeking at every turn to claw control for themselves, rather than leave decision-making in the hands of...

Ex-day care worker convicted in death of 1-year-old girl left in van on scorching day

May. 23, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska day care worker who mistakenly left a 1-year-old girl in a van for more than five hours on a scorching day has been convicted in her death from hyperthermia. Ryan Williams, who is 62, was found guilty Thursday of felony negligent child abuse...

More companies offer on-site child care. Parents love the convenience, but is it a long-term fix?

May. 21, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — They operate in places like an airport, a resort, and a distribution center, tucked away from the public eye but close enough for easy access. They often emit laughter — and the sound of tumbling blocks, bouncing balls, and meandering tricycles. They’re child...

Day care prices aren't getting better. So states are stepping in

May. 14, 2024 11:12 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Across the country, the story for families is virtually the same: Child care is unaffordable for many, hard to find for those who can pay, and financially precarious for day care operators and their employees. The Biden administration and Congress tried to...