Blumencranz Calls for Increased Child Care Access at Press Conference

Assemblyman Jake Blumencranz (R,C-Oyster Bay) attended a press conference earlier today in support of increasing funding for child care services across New York. Blumencranz was joined by his fellow members of the Minority conference as they called for historic investments for these vital programs. They specifically called for increasing the Empire State child credit (A.9257), raising the state Earned Income Tax Credit amount from 30% to 45% (A. 9258) and expanding collaboration between school districts and child care agencies (A.9128). These initiatives are focused on increasing the affordability and access to child care while reducing child poverty rates across the state. Blumencranz is committed to ensuring every family has access to these vital programs and is confident that these proposals will help strengthen our state’s child care programs.

“Every parent knows the impact child care has on working families trying to provide for their children,” said Blumencranz. “Despite this, many Long Islanders have struggled to fit child care services into their budgets while dealing with rising costs and stagnant wages. This is why I’ve supported numerous initiatives to create a $1 billion investment to increase access to these vital programs. There is no reason why every parent in New York shouldn’t have the ability to get child care for their kids. I urge the rest of my colleagues in the state Assembly to get on board with this historic investment and put families first.”