Women in government displeased with child care funding

ALBANY, N.Y. >> Women legislators asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to appoint a state child care task force Wednesday, citing the recent budget that resulted in reduced funding for daycare subsidies.

The Legislative Women’s Caucus said child care is underfunded by the state’s new $163 billion budget, with just 17 percent of eligible children getting a subsidized child care placement. The budget ended up cutting $7 million in child care subsidies and $2.5 million from the Advantage Afterschool program based in public schools, the group said.

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