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When Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks presented her 2014 budget proposal recently, she said that the county would provide more funding for child day care subsidies than the state requires. And as a result, she said, no families currently receiving subsidies would lose their slots. | But Brooks chose her words carefully. She didn't say that the county plans to increase the funding, just that it would provide more than the minimum requirement. And a local children's advocate, Dr. Jeff Kaczorowski of the Children's Agenda, said that the budget proposal actually decreases the subsidies by approximately $1.3 million. The county's support would drop from $7.4 million this year, he said, to $6.1 million in 2014 under the proposed budget. | The budget document says that in 2014, the subsidies will provide day care slots for about 6,580 children. But the money contained in the cut could fund an additional 485 slots, Kaczorowski says. | The county is also getting about $725,000 less in state day care subsidies this year, Kaczorowski says. The bulk of subsidy funding comes from the state. | The County Legislature's Human Services Committee was expected to discuss the subsidy funding on Tuesday.

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