Iowa House Gives Bipartisan Support to Boost Child Care Access

IOWA - The Iowa legislature is addressing the issue of child care access.

The House has passed a group of bills to boost access in an effort relieve a workforce shortage in the state.

One of the bills would remove a hurdle known as the Cliff Effect, where families lose state assistance for child care immediately when their incomes reach a certain level. It passed unanimously - 94-0.

The package of bills passed with bipartisan support Wednesday..

They also included a measure to increase state funding for child care.

The legislation will now move to the state Senate.

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