Priority bills on TANF and the Early Childhood Educator Tax Credit, signed! 

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 3, 2022

This morning, we celebrated the signing of two more priority bills as HB22-1010 and HB22-1259 hit the governor’s desk.  

HB22-1010: Early Childhood Educator Income Tax Credit encourages improvements in providers’ quality, improves compensation of the early childhood workforce, and increases access to child care providers for those facing the greatest barriers. This tax credit is vital to supporting our essential early childhood workforce and ensuring providers across the state have the staffing capacity and resources to support Colorado’s kids and families. We are so glad to see this pass after several years of working on similar legislation alongside partners. Thank you, especially, to the bill sponsors! 

HB22-1259: Modifications to Colorado Works Program makes overdue improvements to Colorado’s TANF statute. By increasing basic cash assistance payments, improving outreach and engagement around the TANF program, and creating a smoother ramp to economic security for TANF recipients, this bill will ensure that all families can meet their basic needs and live happy, healthy lives. We are incredibly grateful to our partners in the TANF coalition and the bill sponsors that helped to get this important bill across the finish line!

Learn more about these bills and more in our 2022 Legislative Impacts. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.