Gov. Walker: Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy gets a boost

MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker approved on Wednesday, June 13 changes to the Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy program. With the change, the governor says he is putting an additional $10 million annually in the pockets of low-income families who need affordable child care to support employment.

The targeted rate changes will assist parents in three significant ways:

    Gov. Walker issued the following statement in a news release:

    "For Wisconsin to continue to thrive, we need to continue to remove barriers to work. Ensuring that parents have access to affordable, quality child care empowers them to remain in the workforce and helps our children get the early education they need to be successful in school."