Shields On The Failure Of The Missouri Senate To Pass Childcare Tax Credits

(MISSOURINET) – A package of tax breaks designed to help childcare centers in Missouri hire more workers failed to make it out of this year’s legislative session. The bill would have provided tax credits to childcare providers, to businesses that help cover childcare costs for their employees, and to those who donate to daycare centers. It was sponsored by Republican State Rep Brenda Shields of St. Joseph:

The House passed the bill early last month. Shields says the bill was needed because Missouri is experiencing a “childcare crisis” that’s also impacting the state’s economy.