WSIU: State Changes Course; Will Pay Daycare Providers

MO Lobby day 3-12-2013

From WSIU:

by Brad Palmer and Jennifer Fuller

A union that represents many childcare providers across Illinois says Governor Rauner has reversed course, after initially refusing to pay 28,000 of them for work performed in July.

Robin Moore – who owns Robin’s Nest Learning Center in Carterville – is not part of the SEIU Healthcare Illinois union. But, she says she’s concerned about not getting paid.

Moore employs 43 people. She says her facility can continue operating for about two months without a state budget.

Moore says if the budget impasse goes on for more than two months, she anticipates losing about 40% of the more than 250 children she currently serves.

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