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

Reported by: Tom Kenny
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
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. 
Share
1 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

robins - 2/1/2013 6:48 AM
0 Votes
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.
Most Popular
Coroner: Elderly Mercer Co. Couple Die in Apparent Murder-Suicide
The Mercer County Coroner has confirmed that an elderly couple were found dead in their home Sunday night following an apparent murder-suicide.
Former High School Football Coach Charged with Sodomy, Sexual Abuse
According to deputies in Pulaski County, a former high school football coach has been arrested on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse.
Police: Shots Fired Near Lexington School
Lexington Police said shots were fired Monday afternoon near Lafayette High School. Although school had been out for the Labor Day holiday, youth football tournament was being held at Lafayette. Video Video
Lexington PD: Argument Between Neighbors Results in Gunfire
An argument between neighbors escalated to at least one shot being fired Monday afternoon, according to Lexington Police. Video Video
UPDATE: Name Of Victim In Fatal Lexington Crash Released
The name of the woman killed in a Lexington crash early Saturday morning has been released.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.