Gov. Lamont to sign executive order that aims to improve childcare system
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut’s governor is launching his plan to improve the state’s childcare system.
Friday morning, Gov. Ned Lamont said he will sign an executive order that creates a blue-ribbon panel.
He said the panel will be charged with developing a plan to make childcare in Connecticut more accessible, equitable, and affordable.
Last week, childcare workers rallied in New Haven and aimed to draw attention to what they said was an industry-wide crisis.
The providers said they had become too short-staffed to stay open.
They said they needed more funding than Lamont proposed.
Lamont’s budget proposal included a 25 percent corporate tax credit for the cost of any childcare an employer provides to its workers.
He wanted to encourage more businesses to start offering childcare.
Lamont said he will sign the executive order Friday at 10:30 a.m.
His childcare tax credit proposal remained under consideration in the General Assembly.
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