In the People's Interest

Effort to address child care crisis felled by governor’s veto pen

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Alice Buckley, candidate for House District 63

Written by Representative Alice Buckley, HD63. Published on May 26, 2021

“Access to child care is a critical piece of emerging from the pandemic and getting Montanans back to work. When 53% of kiddos who need care do not have access to a day care spot, child care is just as vital for working class parents reentering the workforce as it is for businesses recruiting and retaining workers. Montana‚Äôs long-term economic success depends on early childhood development opportunities, and the safety, stability, health, and education they bring. By not addressing the lack of child care, we are ignoring a key structural component of our economy.”

Read the full guest column on the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

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