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    • “For the first nine month of my son's life I was lucky to have my mother watch him. When my mother decided to go back to school I had to find daycare. My husband and I are both employed full time, but we can barely afford childcare and we do not qualify for any assistance.”



    • “I've had to pay ridiculous amounts of tuition to find decent pre-K education. I look for small child to adult ratios and well-qualified teachers. I also like to see clean and attractive play spaces both indoors and outdoors...”



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    4/14 Facebook Chat: Why the Child & Dependent Care Credit Isn’t Enough!

    Posted April 10th, 2014 by

    Tax Day can bring a lot of emotions.  Ahead of tomorrow, people across the country are in the home stretch of filing taxes.  Myself included — I have  date with my computer tonight to turn in my taxes! With the cost of child care exceeding the tuition of colleges in most states, the current tax [...]

    Making Women’s History: From Patsy Mink to Paycheck Fairness

    Posted April 8th, 2014 by

    I was a bit surprised by the lack of coverage for Women’s History Month this year, particularly in the state where I live, since so many women who improved the lives of working families were pivotal to Hawaii’s history. It is essential that we continue to remember these women. While many people are aware of [...]

    A Progressive Voice in Annapolis, Maryland

    Posted April 7th, 2014 by

    During my eight years representing Maryland’s District 20 in the General Assembly, my priorities have always been protecting women, children, working families and our environment. During this Week of Action, I’ll be doing everything I can to enact legislation to further these priorities and improve the lives of many Marylanders.  Some proposals before the House [...]

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