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Advocates to rally at state capitol this week for policies benefitting children and families

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Advocates for children will gather in Frankfort this week to push for policies that benefit children and families. On Thursday, hundreds are expected to rally to urge legislators to consider boosting child-care assistance and enact a state-level refundable Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income families, among other reforms. Whitley County High School senior...

Gerry Roll: Babies don't need lip service, they need real attention – and good child care

The state announced on Jan. 29 an $86 million cut in child care assistance for low-income working parents. Also included in the cuts are subsidies to relatives raising abused or neglected children.    That’s quite a statement for a governor who hung his hat on a platform of the importance of early childhood education, created a statewide Early Childhood Advisory Council, and a Governor’s...