Tomblin Proposes $17 Million for Child-Care Subsidies

Charleston Gazette - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's office won't cut child-care assistance after all, the governor said Wednesday in his State of the State address. Read

Tomblin said he is proposing $17 million to preserve the state's child- care subsidies program.

Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, said Tomblin is to be commended for his commitment to children.

"There is no doubt that shoring up the shortfall in child care assistance and Medicaid will help thousands of low-income families and that moving toward universal Pre-K and advancing early childhood care and education is the best investment we can make as a state," Boettner said.

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