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Budget Impasse Affects Child Care Assistance Program

Dr. Elizabeth Powers

Dr. Elizabeth Powers University of Illinois

With no state budget in place, the Illinois Department of Human Services has implemented changes to the Child Care Assistance Program that drastically reduce eligibility for the program.  Dr. Elizabeth Powers is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs.  She wrote an op-ed piece for Crain's Chicago Business discussing the impact these changes could have on parents and child care providers who have utilized the program.  She discussed the rule changes with Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline.