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Last Updated: 2/19/2010
Budget Issue: Governor proposes cutting CalWORKS Stage 3 child care by $123 million, eliminating roughly 18,000 slots.
Program: California Department of Education
Finding or Recommendation: Reject proposal, as it would terminate child care for some of the state's neediest families. Instead, lower eligibility ceilings for CalWORKS Stage 3 child care from 75 percent to 60 percent of state median income, preserving services for state's neediest families. We estimate this would save about $15 million and eliminate about 4,000 slots.
Further Detail

For more detail please see the "Child Care Slots" section of our report, The 2010-11 Budget: Proposition 98 and K-12 Education.