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W.Va. delaying proposed cuts to child care subsidy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he's delaying proposed changes to child-care aid requirements that could have ended aid for an estimated 1,425 children.

Changes proposed in June would have meant families at or above 150 percent of the federal poverty level would have lost payments for outside child care starting next year.

Those changes were in an effort to make up for shortfalls in federal funding.

But the governor's office on Tuesday said the proposed changes will go under further review. Tomblin plans to submit a budget amendment to close gaps in the program through spring.

The program helped more than 24,000 children during the last budget year.


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