Recent State Policy Wins
Expanded investment. Restructured agencies. New caucuses, committees, and coalitions. Read about all the ways our allies on the front lines are making their state a better place for each and every child to reach their full potential.
Louisiana legislators renewed and grew their unique package of School Readiness Tax Credits, but couldn’t protect early care and education appropriations from across-the-board cuts.
Over the past few years we have seen increased leadership from California legislators on early learning including from the Assembly Speaker, the Senate Budget Chair – both former early learning providers from Los Angeles – and the Women’s Caucus.
In 2016 Kansans elected a delegation of freshman lawmakers to join veteran policymakers in the Statehouse and repair the Kansas tax code.
After 140 days of ups and downs, early mornings, late nights, and passionate debates, the 2017 Texas legislative session ended June 9th.
When the Louisiana Department of Education sought to change the state’s prohibitive work 30-hour-per-week work requirement for a child care subsidy, Louisiana Policy Institute for Children quickly partnered with the Center for Law and Social Policy to make the case for a significant adjustment.
The Colorado legislative session concluded in the second week in May with a number of policy wins headed for the Governor’s signature.
When your state faces the possibility of losing funding for your entire early childhood education system, you must pull out all the stops to protect it. For Kansas Action for Children (KAC), that included accessing Rapid Response from the Alliance for Early Success. Our partners at the Committee for Economic Development, Council for a Strong America, Center for Michigan, and Arizona’s First Things First came to our aid in our moment of crisis. Read on to learn how.
When Kansas faced the possibility of losing funding for its entire early childhood education system, allies pulled out all the stops to protect it. Kansas Action for Children describes the successful rapid response in this moment of crisis.
In June, Governor Brown signed the 2016-17 California state budget—and it’s a strong investment in young children and the adults who care for and educate them!
As the new Louisiana governor and Legislature sought to address severe budget deficits in a special legislative session in 2016, the long term sustainability of pre-k investments was anything but certain.