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California Passes Deal to Keep Day Cares Afloat in Pandemic (1)

Feb. 23, 2021, 1:48 AM; Updated: Feb. 23, 2021, 1:52 AM

California lawmakers voted Monday to set aside more than $400 million of federal coronavirus funds to help state-subsidized day cares stay open during the pandemic.

The deal, now headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom‘s (D) desk for his consideration, marks the first bargaining agreement between the state and Child Care Providers United, which represents about 40,000 providers who receive state subsidies in partnership with Service Employees International Union Local 99, SEIU Local 521, and United Domestic Workers/American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3930.

  • The California Assembly voted 76-0 in favor of the measure (A.B. 82)...

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