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The FY23 State Budget Process: What You Need to Know - Shared screen with speaker view
Teri Banas
13:17
Please feel free to identify yourself and where you're from!
Tammy Karmon-Hoffman
13:38
Tammy Karmon-Hoffman here from Curious Kids in Portage.
Courtney Gupta
14:00
Courtney Gupta - Help Me Grow Michigan
Dianna Erickson
14:44
Dianna Erickson, Michigan AEYC, East Lansing.
Jan Slotten
17:16
Jan Slotten, retired project manager
Tina Smith
17:23
Tina Smith here, MSW Policy advocate student in St Clair Shores!
Jan Slotten
17:29
Caledonia (Grand Rapids)
Andre Parker
20:23
Andre Parker - Student Advocacy Center in Ypsilanti
Karen Richter
20:42
Karen Richter, St. Mary Child Care Center & Montessori Center of Our Lady in Livonia
Teri Banas
21:09
Nice to see the variety of participants today … who you are .. where you're from.
Teri Banas
21:39
Again, we'll take questions after our 3 speakers are done making their presentations.
Teri Banas
23:20
Reminder: This PPT and recording will be available after today's program. We'll post it to our website and will email them to our registrants.
Karen Richter
45:24
With the child care stabilization grants did/will the State spend ALL federal child care dollars received for Covid?
Tina Smith
45:58
Will the increase in funding for GSRP allow for expanded eligibility requirements? Currently parents income must meet poverty threshold, but I am hoping more low to middle income families will be eligible for pre-k.
Tammy Karmon-Hoffman
47:59
There are so few infant/toddler centers/classrooms for children. In additional to subsidizing 'new' centers, it would be wonderful if the State would subsidize existing programs so that they can expand.
Karen Richter
50:17
We can't find staff to allow enrollment to increase. Our Centers are full of children, with not enough teachers.
Courtney Gupta
54:02
I apologize if this is a dumb question - are there any models out there we could implement to ensure that child care workers are getting paid more? Which gets to Karen's point that we can't keep staff.
Tammy Karmon-Hoffman
56:19
Thanks so much!
Teri Banas
59:47
We have time for a few more questions, or comments!
Linda DeTavernier
01:01:51
Can you explain the Earned Income Tax Credit in more detail. I here pros and cons and don't know enough to know what is accurate.
Lindsay Huddleston
01:02:42
Teri I would like to make a comment if there is time.
Bobby Dorigo Jones
01:04:55
Crystal is absolutely right! Personal communication and relationship-building gets through
Courtney Gupta
01:05:13
Thank you, Crystal! That's good advice
Bobby Dorigo Jones
01:11:51
That's very right - do your best meet the worldview and values of your elected officials
Crystal Sanford-Brown
01:11:52
Thank you Lindsay…so true
Andre Parker
01:11:53
Excellent point
Teri Banas
01:11:57
Great questions, everyone. Thank you for being engaged and moving this discussion
Tammy Karmon-Hoffman
01:12:34
Thank you! Your organization is invaluable, and much appreciated!
Andre Parker
01:12:38
Thank you