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State seeks citizen comments at childcare hearing

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The state wants your input about how to improve a plan that helps provide child care for low income families.

One proposed change is a result of the recession.

It would allow current enrollees to receive up to eight weeks of child care to conduct a job search if they were laid off.

That was one issue discussed at a public hearing Thursday in Albany.

"It gives them an opportunity to make comments and ask questions about the content of the plan and some of the details inside of it. It's not a hearing to get into the whole programmatic scheme of how it was developed but address the comments and questions they may have," said Kenny Pugh, Facilitator.

The state must adjust the the Child Care and Development Fund every two years.

They'll submit the latest plan later this year.

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