KCRA: Gov. Brown to propose $380 million tax credit for working poor

May 14, 2015

And the California Legislative Women's Caucus is asking Brown for an extra $600 million in additional funding for state child care programs, which would create new child care openings to help working parents.

"We cut over a billion dollars during the recession, and that was already underfunded programs," said Assemblywoman Christina Garcia, a Democrat from Bell Garden.

If the Women's Legislative Caucus is successful, it could mean more money for child care providers like Nancy Gray, who runs a day care business in Citrus Heights.

"I think it would give me the security I need -- just because I am a single-income parent -- to support my family (and) do more improvements for the children," Gray said.

Early-education advocates contend it would be a big win for everyone. "It's a win for our children. It's a win for our teachers. And it's a win for the state," said state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, a Democrat from Santa Barbara.

KCRA: Gov. Brown to propose $380 million tax credit for working poor