Urban County Council Asks State To Reverse Cuts In Child Care Assistance Program

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Updated: 2/01/2013 1:50 am
Lexington's Urban County Council voted unanimously Thursday night for a resolution asking state lawmakers to reverse financial cuts made to the child care assistance program.

The council chamber was packed with parents, child care providers and participants who talked about possible job losses and the inability of single parents to afford child care because of the budget cuts.

The state estimates there will be an $86 million shortfall in the budget for the Department for Community Based Services.  The department oversees child and adult protection and other programs.

Because of the budget shortfall, the state is cutting child care assistance to low income families and will pay no new subsidies to relatives who are raising neglected or abused children. 
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robins - 2/1/2013 6:48 AM
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Isn't there a way to cut the fat in an area where it doesn't effect working people. If a family is trying to be productive and trying to make ends meet, they should have assistance. There are programs that suck the resources to give to those who have no interest in being productive that would be better to cut.
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