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Louisiana’s Unique Tax Credit Strategy Improved Child Care Quality in its First Four Years, Says New NWLC Report

April 14, 2015

(Washington, D.C.) Louisiana’s unique package of tax credits, the first of its kind in the country, improved the quality of child care in the state in its first four years —including for low-income children— according to a new report released today by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC).  The report assesses the effectiveness of the credits, known collectively as the School Readiness Tax Credits (SRTC), in improving child care quality in the first four years of their implementation.  Between 2008, when the credits took effect, and 2011, the credits provided more than $38 million in new investments in child care quality.  Over the same period, there were measurable improvements in the quality of child care in Louisiana.

In a Month of Weak Job Growth, Black Women’s Unemployment Continues to Rise, NWLC Analysis Shows

April 3, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  Overall job growth was weak and the unemployment rate for Black women rose for the third month in a row, according to new analysis by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) of data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

“The slowdown in job growth is not the only troubling sign in today's job numbers,” said Joan Entmacher, NWLC’s Vice President for Family Economic Security. “Black women's unemployment continued to rise and, at 9.2 percent, is now a full percentage point higher than it was in December. More than 40 percent of all jobs added were in low-wage industries. Yet last month the House and Senate approved budgets that would slash programs that help families make ends meet and cut investments that would create jobs now and strengthen the economy. As they craft a final budget, lawmakers should reject that approach and promote a plan that helps working families get ahead."

National Women’s Law Center Co-President Cancels Indiana Trip

April 2, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) Co-President Marcia D. Greenberger today announced that she will not travel to Indiana as previously planned in response to the state’s newly-passed and discriminatory Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Greenberger was scheduled to deliver the third annual Birch Bayh Lecture today at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.         

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