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Phil Scott on Families & Children

 

 


Increased spending on childcare & early learning

Affordable childcare and early learning has been a top priority for Governor Scott as Vermont seeks to expand its labor force and attract young families, while strengthening the state's cradle-to-career education system. The Governor's FY 2020 budget proposal includes a $7 million increase to the Child Care Financial Assistance Program to raise the subsidy level for low- and moderate-income families and provide financial assistance to early educators.
Source: Gubernatorial press release for 2020 Vermont governor race , Mar 15, 2019

$800,000 for Guardians ad Litem for kids of drug addicts

We now have an entire generation of young Vermonters suffering the effects of their parents' drug use. We owe it to all of them--to make this right. We need to learn more, and find better ways to support these kids, and their families. As a start, I have invested nearly $800,000 to support the Guardian ad Litem program, and other services, so we have more trusted professionals advocating for the best interests of these children.

I know many dedicated legal advocates, counselors, families and teachers have been fighting for these kids behind the scenes for years. It's time to bring their needs, stories and challenges forward, and work together to give these kids the opportunities they deserve. That's why I will charge the Director of Drug Prevention Policy; the Opiate Coordination Council; the Agency of Education; and the Agency of Human Services with finding solutions for these kids. We cannot let this go unaddressed on our watch. We must not, and we will not, fail these children.

Source: 2017 Vermont State of the State address , Jan 25, 2017

$7.5 million for Child Care Financial Assistance

My budget directs $7.5 million of this to the Child Care Financial Assistance Program. I'm also proposing investment in competitive grants supporting early care and pre-K. We'll invest $1 million in full-day pre-K programs for high-poverty kids. And propose a $600,000 grant for the development of a model that helps childcare providers share services.

[In the school budget], I'm proposing we increase investment in early care and pre-K by $9.6 million.

Source: 2017 Vermont State of the State address , Jan 25, 2017

Other governors on Families & Children: Phil Scott on other issues:
VT Gubernatorial:
Christine Hallquist
David Zuckerman
Keith Stern
Matt Dunne
Rebecca Holcombe
Shap Smith
Sue Minter
VT Senatorial:
Al Giordano
Bernie Sanders
Brooke Paige
John MacGovern
Lawrence Zupan
Patrick Leahy
Scott Milne

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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