The latest tax proposals from the House, Senate and Governor Gregoire place many child and family programs on the chopping block. Child advocates, including the Children's Alliance, are urging lawmakers to consider the effects on business if child care funding for over 7,000 low-income families is cut.
Jon Gould, deputy director of the Children's Alliance, says:
"[These cuts are] going to force more families out of the work force. It could actually force some child care providers to close their doors, particularly in low-income communities. So we would be hurting businesses and potentially losing jobs in the state."