House Recommends Child Care Study, Standards

Cheyenne, WY – Following two and a half hours worth of debate Wednesday, the Wyoming House of Representatives passed a bill intended to improve child care in the state. The bill orders a one-year study of child care and tries to set standards that child care facilities should follow. Gillette Representative Erin Mercer argued strongly against the concept, saying that it is setting up an unneeded layer of state bureaucracy. But Cheyenne Democrat Wayne Reese says some parents have to work and need help with childcare. The bill goes to the Wyoming Senate.