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Cuomo Administration Mum on Overdue Child Care Report
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Access to Child Care in New York State

A comprehensive state report on child care availability that was due last month has yet to be made public by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration.

The recommendations from the Child Care Availability Task Force, which was first convened by the governor in 2018, are expected to call for systemic changes to the way New York funds and delivers this critical service, according to multiple sources familiar with the report.

There was an expectation that the report would be publicized after the release of the governor’s budget, which includes a memorandum noting that some of the child care policies being advanced by Cuomo “draw on recommendations from the Child Care Availability Task Force.”

“We were told two weeks ago it was done, ready to go,” said a task force member “I don’t know what the hold up is.”

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