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Commentary: Having a child shouldn’t cause financial catastrophe

Lindsay K. Saunders, Nevada CurrentFebruary 20, 2024 I had a baby in 2021 and quickly learned how parenting and child care expenses add up. My husband and I had saved up for months to afford my unpaid maternity leave — I kept working even after my water broke because we needed every penny. It was a …

State warns of ‘major’ vacancies in agency overseeing services for vulnerable populations

The state agency charged with overseeing services to Nevadans with disabilities or special health care needs is facing “major vacancy rates,” with the largest shortfall among social workers and specialists who provide oversight to state long-term care facilities, lawmakers were told Wednesday.

Child care costs far outpace wages, but dependent care tax credit stuck at 2001 rate

The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday evening to assist low-income families through an expansion of the child tax credit and the bill now awaits approval in the Senate. But some organizations are also highlighting a separate tax credit for child and dependent care, which they say is not providing adequate assistance to families and providers amid rising costs.