Lamont unveils Rescue Plan spending proposal with funds for child care, job training

Gov. Ned Lamont rolled out his full plan for the state's share of American Rescue Plan money.

News 12 Staff

Apr 26, 2021, 7:08 PM

Updated 1,129 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont rolled out his full plan for the state's share of American Rescue Plan money.
More than half of it goes to plug the next state budget.
Much of the money will continue COVID-19 testing and vaccine programs.
There is also money for free child care, free broadband and job re-training.
"The governor focuses on the early childhood needs that have resulted from the pandemic, as well as the entire K-12 spectrum in our elementary and secondary education system," said budget director Melissa McCaw.
"We are supportive of a lot of the provisions that the governor has provided, but we hope that as it gets reconciled with the budget, we will see a very different revenue plan put forth," said state House Minority Leader Rep. Vin Candelora.
In addition, Gov. Lamont wants to spend $20 million to prevent foreclosures, including legal help for homeowners.
Another $20 million would go to nursing home upgrades and $12 million directly to workers.
There is also $120 million for child care providers.
To read the full plan, click here.


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