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Long Island lawmakers say child care is a top priority for the state Legislature in 2023

Friday, December 16, 2022

NEW YORK -- The high price of child care is keeping many New Yorkers at home and out of the workforce.

Some Long Island-based state lawmakers say the issue is a top priority. They released a three-point plan to begin to ease the crisis.

When they do the math, child care costs can make it unaffordable for some parents to go to work, Brigid Bova, grandmother of five, confirmed Thursday.

"You either can't afford it or you are stuck in the middle where all your money is going to go to child care and it doesn't make sense to work," said Bova, of Community Counseling Services.

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