Colorado House Passes Bill to Make Child Care More Affordable

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Speaker Crisanta Duran sponsored the bill

Denver, Colo. (April 27, 2018) – Save the Children Action Network President Kris Perry released the following statement today on the state House of Representatives’ passage of the Expand Child Care Expenses Income Tax Credit bill, HB18-1208, with a 38-26 bipartisan vote. The bill will now be sent to the Senate for consideration.

“We are grateful to Speaker Duran, Representative Faith Winter and members of the Colorado House of Representatives for supporting this critical legislation, which will help more middle-income families afford high-quality child care for their children.”

“This legislation would expand the state Child Care Expenses Income Tax Credit, increasing the percentage of the state credit currently eligible taxpayers can claim and helping more working families obtain the quality child care they desperately need.”

“Due to the high cost of child care and the high cost of living in Colorado, we must act now to make child care more affordable. This will not only help the state’s youngest residents learn and thrive, it will strengthen the economy by allowing parents to remain in the workforce. This is truly a win-win.”

“We look forward to working with Republicans and Democrats in the state Senate and with the governor to make sure all children in Colorado have the opportunity to succeed.”

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