Legislature Fails To Pass Governors Childcare Provider Plan

One item on Governor Parson’s wish list that did not get accomplished during the Missouri Legislature’s session is tax credits to help the state deal with its lack of access to childcare. Parson requested more than 800-million-dollars to help address Missouri’s childcare needs. The legislature’s state budget proposal instead includes 78-million to increase provider rates and 56-million to expand pre-K programs. Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden, of Columbia, says whether the effort rises to the level of the governor calling a special session is up to the governor…


A bill that fell short this session would have given tax credits to childcare providers, donors to daycare centers, and businesses who help to cover the childcare costs of their employees.



(From Missourinet)