(April 27) – The House passed a bill today led by Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Faith Winter to expand child care tax credits for Colorado families.
“Colorado families are spending mountains of money on child care. This bill will make a meaningful difference for middle income families dealing with the high costs of child care,” said Speaker Duran, D-Denver. “Parents should not be forced choose between their careers and taking care of their children.”
Nearly one in nine Coloradans with young children report they or a family member had to quit a job, not take a job, or change their job because of the difficulties surrounding child care, according to a 2016 state report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
“I hear from families about their struggles to childcare affordability. This is tax relief that goes directly back to hardworking families. We must make sure our kids are in good, safe child care facilities,” said Rep. Winter, D-Westminster. “Our bill will help hardworking families across our state and boost our economy.”
The House passed the bill on a bipartisan vote of 38-26. HB18-1208 now goes to the Senate.