Sen. Schaaf Introduces Bill to Improve State's Child Care Program

Sen. Schaaf Introduces Bill to Improve State's Child Care Program

Missouri Senator Rob Schaaf introduced a bill to improve the state's child care program. The bill would help families getting help with child care keep their benefits and make more money than the current cap allows.
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) Missouri Senator Rob Schaaf introduced a bill on Wednesday that would improve the state's child care program.

The proposed bill, Senate Bill 727, would let families now getting help with child care keep their benefits and make more money than the cap allows.

Schaff states that the bill would save tax dollars and help poor children and their parents escape poverty.

The current child care program lets parents work and support them and their families, but then punishes them once they start to make too much money.

If parents make more than the set cap, they lose money that would be used toward child care help.

Under the program, families could keep their child care and keep half of every dollar they earn over the current cap, helping them work harder and help themselves.

It would not increase the number of child care recipients, but would help the state cover costs as families earn more and pay earnings taxes plus the premium for being in the program
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