Norris Working to Make Childcare More Affordable

A Statement from Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport)

“One of the most challenging things parents face is finding affordable childcare services. The state must continue providing tax incentives to our families to ensure that they can afford to work and have their young children properly cared for.”

Among the incentives Norris is supporting are bills to:

  • Increase the State Earned Income Tax Credit amount from 30% to 45% (A.9258);
  • Increase the State Empire State Child Tax Credit amount to 45% of the Federal Child Tax Credit amount (A.9257);
  • Create a new Child Care Facility Capital Improvement Tax Credit to help childcare providers enhance and update facilities (A.9264);
  • Call on the Federal Government to permanently reinstate the Enhanced Child Tax Credit;
  • Allow local governments in New York State to offer an exemption from Real Property Taxes on licensed child daycare centers (A.8579); and
  • Increase provider options by adopting rules and regulations that would establish a model for childcare that includes hours outside of traditional daycare models such as nights and weekends (A.9126).