Kindergarten games: By giving in to the teachers union, the Legislature gave up enough money to cover childcare funding.
Legislators justifiably criticize Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for eliminating childcare funding from the state budget, but they also bear some responsibility for cuts to this and other vital programs. By giving in — once again — to pressure from the state teachers union, the Legislature is wasting $350 million that could have more than covered the cost of childcare for the working poor.
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