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Analysis: Biden’s effort to expand childcare could hit roadblock in Republican states

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By Jason Lange and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion social-policy bill offers hundreds of billions of dollars to subsidize child care and expand pre-kindergarten, but millions of kids could be frozen out if Republican governors decline to use the money. The “Build Back Better” package making its way through Congress provides $390 billion for nationwide pre-kindergarten and subsidized child care, but requires states to pay up to 40% of the cost. Costs could rise further if Congress fails to extend the two programs when they would expire in 2028. That cou…

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