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Debt ceiling bill could hurt early learning providers in Clark County

Funding would be cut or frozen, leading to loss of services

By , Columbian staff writer
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With national buzz surrounding negotiations between the White House and Republican leaders over a debt ceiling bill to reduce the national deficit continuing, early learning advocates in Washington outlined how a potential deal may lead to child care program cuts next year.

While an original bill passed by the House earlier this month could have cut as much as 20 percent of the budget for Head Start — a key early learning program provided for pre-kindergarten children across the country — a counterproposal

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