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Published August 01, 2012, 05:07 PM

Governor hopeful Taylor vows for child care needs

FARGO, N.D. (WDAY TV) - Ryan Taylor, the democrat running for governor, says if he's elected, child care needs across the state will be met.

FARGO, N.D. (WDAY TV) - Ryan Taylor, the democrat running for governor, says if he's elected, child care needs across the state will be met.

Taylor has a three part plan to improve child care, focusing on facilities, workforce, and sustainability.

His plan would allocate nearly $31 million from 2013 to 2015 for childcare grants.

A study done this year showed that only 22 percent of the demand for childcare is being met in the seven oil-producing counties.

Taylor says childcare issues will only get worse if something isn't done immediately.

Ryan Taylor, (D) Candidate for Governor: “I think we provide the venture capital on the facilities and the work force side for these centers to get their feet under them, and then beyond that we also look at ways to bring private industry. We'll be looking at tax credits as well to incentives the investment by private companies and individuals into these community day care centers.”

The funds to improve childcare state wide would come from surplus dollars.

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