Laramie, Wy – Wyoming's top five elected officials showed they believe there is a need for more child care in the state. This week all of them voted to spend one-point-five million dollars on a child care center in Riverton. The five officials make up the State Loan and Investment Board and they were looking at projects meant to stir economic development. Auditor Max Maxfield says child care is a part of this.
The state's Business Council oversees this economic development program. Its C-E-O has said money for child care facilities should not come out of this program because that would leave little money available.
The aim of the program is to attract and retain businesses.