By Iris Samuels
Anchorage Daily News 

Dunleavy rejects more state funding for child care; forms task force on issue

 

April 12, 2023



Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he does not support a request to add millions of dollars to the state budget to help child care providers, instead announcing the formation of a task force to examine the issue and provide policy recommendations by the end of the year.

Child care, expensive and in short supply in Alaska, has benefited from more than $50 million in federal pandemic aid paid as grants to providers since 2020. With the end of federal funding, child care advocates have asked legislators to add $15 million to the state budget to boost provider wages, which they say average around $13 per...



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