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Blog Archive: March 2017

Ensure that all young children can learn, grow, and thrive in safe child care– Support the Governor’s Amendments to SB1239

If you recall from my last post, there was still some uncertainty about the meaning and interpretation of Sen. Hanger’s SB1239, improving safety in license-exempt child care. Because of this uncertainty,…

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Social Media Days of Action March 15th-18th- #KeepKidsCoveredVA

Help us amplify the message that we must preserve health insurance coverage for the 95% of Virginia children that have it today. We ask you to take part in a…

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Race, Place, and Poverty Presentation for Greater Richmond

Last month, Beth, our KIDS COUNT Director, presented to the United Methodist’s Richmond Region Women’s Group about race, place, and poverty in Greater Richmond. The presentation highlighted different indicators, broken…

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How the new federal health care legislation hurts kids: Medicaid cuts

This week in Congress, Republicans unveiled their plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their effort, called the American Health Care Act (AHCA), was introduced and quickly…

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Eyes on Alexandria: Time for Action!

On February 21, 2017, Alexandria’s City Manager proposed a budget for FY18. It includes a proposed increase for the local real estate tax rate, to increase revenue to meet increasing…

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Eyes Are on the Localities for Action for Children and Families: Fairfax County

By Mary Beth Salomone Testa, Voices’ Northern Virginia Consultant  After the dust has settled on the state budget, we turn our attention to local investments in school readiness. Here we…

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2017 Legislative Session Wrap-Up: Child Care Safety Still Unclear

Building off efforts from previous years to improve child care safety and protect all children in care the Virginia legislature considered two measures in 2017 to improve child care safety….

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