Friday, May 3, 2013

MassBudget: cuts to Early Education & Care in the House proposal

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Cuts to Early Ed. & Care in the House Budget
Quality Early Education & Care helps prepare kids for school, and has been shown to have far-reaching effects on reading proficiency, graduation rates, and even future earnings. It also helps gives parents the flexibility they need to find and keep jobs.

MassBudget's new brief, "Cuts to Early Education & Care in the House Budget for FY 2014" analyzes the House proposal for Early Education and finds that:

  • The House budget would cut funding for Early Ed. & Care by $11 million. This comes on top of years of funding reductions following the income tax cuts of 1998-2002.

  • The Governor's earlier proposal would have invested $130 million of new tax revenue to clear a long wait-list for child care and improve the overall quality of Early Ed. & Care

"Cuts to Early Education & Care in the House Budget for FY 2014" is part of a series of MassBudget briefs analyzing key elements in the budget proposals for FY 2014. It is also one of a number of recent MassBudget reports on Early Education & Care in Massachusetts, including:

The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget) produces policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state's economy, and enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts.

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