Governor Whitmer wants to invest $1.4 billion in child care

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Governor Whitmer has announced a proposal for a 1 point 4 billion dollar investment in child care for Michigan.

The announcement Monday would expand access to high-quality child care in the state, making it more affordable and supporting the people working in the child-care industry.

It’s part of Whitmer’s Economic Jumpstart Plan, which looks to get people back to work and support families with the peace of mind that their children can return safely to education.

The measure represents federal funds and would be added to the nearly $300 million from previous COVID funds in Whitmer’s proposed budget.

The measure is being considered in the GOP-led legislature.



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