Ask legislators on the House Revenue and Taxation Standing Committee to pass HB 89 and HB 187!
Child care has become a serious workforce issue in our state, with the lack of availability and high cost of childcare putting undue strain on Utah families and businesses alike. Even when families are able to secure childcare, the costs are unaffordable. It is estimated that nearly 63% of Utah families can not afford the rising costs of childcare. 30% of Utah parents have had to reduce hours due to lack of adequate childcare, impacting income and housing stability. Lack of childcare also contributes to the skilled workforce shortage and causes employee absenteeism, which costs US businesses $4.4 billion per year.
Investment in child care supports and attracts the workforce of today, while ensuring the development and success of the workforce of tomorrow. HB 89 and HB 187 improve access to the quality, affordable child care for Utah families that is critical to a healthy, prosperous economy.
Simply scroll down and click “Start Writing” to ask the House Revenue and Taxation Committee members to vote YES on HB 89 and HB 187.