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Maryland lawmakers outline package to support child care

February 12th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Maryland lawmakers outlined a package of measures on Thursday to support child-care providers, who have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the last two years, more than 750 providers in Maryland have been forced to close, lawmakers said in a joint video conference with delegates and senators. The package includes grants to attract and retain providers, as well as loans for capital expansions for facilities.

House Speaker Adrienne Jones said helping providers is critical to addressing the shortage of workers in the state and the nation