Mayor asks state to change child care rules; NYC senior centers resume outdoor activities

The mayor is asking the state to change the rules that allow people to qualify for affordable child care, saying the top income allowing a family to qualify is too low to help the average New Yorker.

News 12 Staff

Jun 1, 2021, 4:21 PM

Updated 1,048 days ago

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Mayor Bill de Blasio says there is no clear path to recovery unless working parents have child care, and he is putting the ball in Albany's court.
"The affordability of child care all depends on your ability to qualify for child care that is right for you,” said the mayor Tuesday morning. “The eligibility requirements are just wrong in this state. If you are making even just a decent [living], you could be shut out of child care."
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The mayor is asking the state to change the rules that allow people to qualify for affordable child care, saying the top income allowing a family to qualify is too low to help the average New Yorker.
He is also calling on Albany to release $2 billion in stimulus child care funding earmarked for working families.
De Blasio delivered some good news for the city's senior population during his morning briefing: Senior centers are about to reopen their doors for the first time in over a year.
Starting immediately, senior centers can resume outdoor activities. Then, starting on June 14, people will be allowed to gather inside the centers.


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