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Last Updated: 1/24/2010
Budget Issue: Governor proposes to achieve $77 million in Proposition 98 savings by reducing reimbursement rates for child care voucher-based programs. Specifically, lowers reimbursement for licensed child care providers from 85th percentile of regional market rate to 75th percentile. Also lowers reimbursement for license-exempt providers from 90 percent of licensed rate to 70 percent of rate. Uses 2005 survey.
Program: California Department of Education
Finding or Recommendation: Recommend using most recent survey data (2009) to reflect actual conditions in child care market, then setting rates at a level the state can afford.
Further Detail

For more detail, please see "Overview of Special Session Proposals: Proposition 98 Budget."