Our View: Getting Maine back to work

Portland Press Herald

According to MECEP, 25,000 people were out of work because of a lack of child care, keeping one out of eight mothers out of the workforce. There is no way around it: The state will have to subsidize child care if we are going to make it possible for them to return. The Mills administration’s commitment of nearly $170 million in federal COVID aid toward child care shows the depth of the need.

Click here to read the full story, first published November 14, 2021, in the Portland Press Herald.