Latest Child care costs News

Michigan budget boosts child care, keeps caregiver pay hike

Sep. 21, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will make more kids eligible for child care subsidies, equip state troopers with body cameras and make permanent a pandemic wage hike for nursing home workers and other caregivers under the next state budget, poised for initial approval Tuesday. ...

Emhoff touts Biden's infrastructure plan in preschool visit

Sep. 20, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the spouse of Vice President Kamala Harris, visited a Massachusetts preschool on Monday to promote the Biden administration's plan to invest billions of dollars in early childhood education and ease financial pressures on working parents. ...

Child care workers’ love helps them through industry issues

Sep. 19, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Carla Hart showed up to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Day Care Center for a job shadow when she was a junior at Broadway High School. Now, 27 years later, she is still showing up to the job she fell in love with nearly three decades ago at...

Democrats tackling flash points of taxes, health, climate

Sep. 18, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revamp the tax code and important federal health care and environment programs. Spend $3.5 trillion over 10 years, but maybe a lot less. Ensure that no more than three Democrats in all of Congress vote “no” because Republicans will be unanimously opposed. ...

Biden $3.5T plan tests voter appeal of expansive gov't role

Sep. 16, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s “build back better” agenda is poised to be the most far-reaching federal investment since FDR’s New Deal or LBJ’s Great Society — a prodigious effort to tax the rich and shift money into projects and programs touching the lives of nearly...

Biden $3.5T plan tests voter appeal of expansive gov't role

Sep. 15, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s “build back better” agenda is poised to be the most far-reaching federal investment since FDR’s New Deal or LBJ’s Great Society — a prodigious effort to tax the rich and shift money into projects and programs touching the lives of nearly...

Harris, Yellen make a personal case for fixing child care

Sep. 15, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

The U.S. Treasury Department issued a report Wednesday that detailed the high price and low wages for child care, a problem that makes it harder for parents to work and one that the Biden administration aims to fix with its budget proposal. Vice President Kamala Harris...

Pelosi touts need for affordable child care in Massachusetts

Sep. 09, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi toured a Worcester child care facility Thursday in a visit meant to highlight the importance of affordable child care. The California Democrat was joined by U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Massachusetts, and also met with...

Bernie Sanders sells big government's virtues in red states

Aug. 27, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Bernie Sanders has long argued — but not proved — that his big government populism can win over voters in the largely white, rural communities that flocked to Republican Donald Trump in recent elections. Now, as the chief Senate shepherd...

Families paying off rent, food, debts with child tax credit

Jul. 30, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Christina Darling finally replaced her 2006 Chevrolet Equinox after it broke down several times while picking her children up from day care. But the 31-year-old mother of two was struggling to keep up with the car payments. Brianne Walker desperately...