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Murray: Funds to improve childcare

OLYMPIA - Low-income families struggling to afford childcare will get some help thanks to a big bump in federal spending.

U.S. Senator Patty Murray, D-Washington, was in Olympia Jan. 18 to promote passage of a $1.85 billion increase in federal funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant which will help improve childcare programs across the nation.

"It will help our struggling providers to keep the lights on and it will make a world of difference," Murray said. "But let me be very clear, we are a long way from saying mission accomplished."

Murray said families across the state are st...


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