Jones: New child care legislation becomes law
July 8, 2021
This session, there were several child care bills brought forward in an attempt to increase child care workforce numbers, increase provider rates to maintain existing child care facilities, provide incentives to develop new child care facilities and help hard-working families afford child care. Child care is one of, if the not the most, important factor in getting Iowans back to work after the various business shutdowns during the public health emergency.
The following bills went into effect on July 1:
• Fixing the "Cliff Effect" – House File 302 establishes a state funded off-ramp pro...