New York state allocates $70 million more to childcare

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Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $70 million in funding for new child care programs in areas without sufficient child care.

The funding will help underserved areas build new programs, cover start-up and personnel costs, as well as recruit, train and retain staff.

The legislation will also make diapers more affordable by exempting adult and child diapers from all sale and use taxes.

This funding is just a part of the $7 billion investment in this year’s state budget.