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SENATOR MORAN RELEASES STATEMENT ON CHILD CARE BILL MOVING FORWARD IN THE SENATE


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SENATOR MORAN RELEASES STATEMENT ON CHILD CARE BILL MOVING FORWARD IN THE SENATE


Senate Ways & Means releases early education and care bill reflecting recommendations from the Common Start Bill and Early Education Economic Review Commission.


(June 30, 2022 - BOSTON) "This is a big win today in the fight for a more affordable and accessible childcare system,” said Senator Moran (D-Plymouth & Barnstable), sponsor of The Common Start Bill and member of the Early Education Economic Review Commission.


“The Common Start Bill (An Act to expand access to high quality, affordable early education and care) moves to the next stage of the legislative process. Both Senate Ways and Means and the Joint Committee on Education gave their stamp of approval to creating a more affordable, accessible childcare system. I am so grateful for the leadership of Senate President Spilka, Senate Ways & Means Chair Rodrigues, committee chairs Senator Jason Lewis (also co-lead sponsor) and Representative Alice Peisch, as well as the House sponsors, Representatives Adrian Madaro and Ken Gordon, and Senators Sal DiDomenico and Eric Lesser.


Many families face difficult choices as a result of the pandemic, rising prices, and expensive or hard-to-find childcare. That is a problem for our workforce and our kids. If we want to foster thriving communities, we do that by building a roadmap to ensure that everyone can access early education and care. Moving this bill forward takes us a big step in the right direction. I am proud to have played a role in crafting this legislation, both as a sponsor and commission member, but also as a sponsor of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget amendment to allow childcare providers to get discounts for their children at their place of employment.


Between the Common Start bill moving forward, making recommendations as a member of the Early Education Economic Review Commission, and major investments in childcare through the state budget, my colleagues and I have done a lot of work to improve the childcare system, and there’s more to come.”

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Senator Susan L. Moran represents the towns of Plymouth, Pembroke, and Kingston in the county of Plymouth; and Bourne, Falmouth, and Sandwich in the county of Barnstable

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