Democrats in the New York state Senate want the state to allow families with young children to defer some of their state income taxes to help them cover the cost of childcare.
The proposal announced Tuesday would allow families to keep up to $2,000 of their state taxes to pay for childcare. The amount would be repaid over up to 10 years, interest free, once the child has entered school.
Other ideas from the Senate’s Democratic minority include a law allowing workers to take paid time off to care for a new child or sick loved one, increased childcare subsidies and help for new mothers dealing with postpartum depression.
The proposals have little chance of becoming law since the Republicans control the chamber.