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Lawmakers hear concerns about 'cliff' effect for child care program

By Lesley Weidenbener (Franklin, Ind.)
Feb. 9, 2015

"INDIANAPOLIS – Lower income Hoosiers could keep their child care aid even as their incomes increased modestly under legislation a Senate committee considered Monday.

Senate Bill 129 would eliminate a benefits cliff that supporters say leads some parents to turn down promotions or better jobs to avoid losing up to $8,000 in help with child care. Derek Thomas, senior policy analyst at the Indiana Institute for Working Families, calls the cliff a 'disincentive for economic mobility.' ... "

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