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February 24, 2014 | Politico  |  Link to article

REPORT: STATE CHILD CARE SPENDING PLUMMETS: State spending on child care assistance has fallen to new lows, according to an analysis from the Center for Law and Social Policy, or CLASP. Spending within the Child Care and Development Block Grant is at its lowest level since 2002. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds used for child care is at its lowest since 1998. Total combined child care spending, including federal and state CCDBG and TANF funds, fell from $12.9 billion in 2011 to $11.4 billion in 2012. And about 38 states spent less on child care in 2012 than they did in 2011, the analysis says.


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