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May 23, 2017
"Non-for-profit daycare centers are really on the brink, in deficit, facing closure. We're talking about hundreds of children that they take care of in the community. They just simply don't have enough money… I would hope that we would all, as one of the wealthiest states you know, the third wealthiest state in the country, one of the wealthiest entities in the world, that we would be talking about prioritizing zero to five early childcare for our children," said Assemblymember Lifton, questioning New York State Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner Sheila Poole at a Joint Public Hearing on Access to Quality Child Care.