State lawmakers are being urged to protect child care services. The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families has sent a memo to members of the Legislature's budget committee, opposing some provisions of the Governor's budget.

Council director Charity Eleson says one of those proposals would reduce eligibility and create co-payments under the Wisconsin Shares program. Eleson says the basic program is extremely helpful for many low-income Wisconsin families by allowing them to work while their children are in supervised settings.

On the other hand, Eleson's group is supporting a proposed quality rating system for child care providers.

AUDIO: John Colbert reports (MP3 :37)

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