Children's Funding Project - News

Investing in Kids: A winning proposition. The National Association of Counties (NACO) featured one of the newest success stories in locally dedicated tax funds for kids – King County, Washington. The October 2016 County News publication featured King County’s Best Starts for Kids, funded by a $65 million local tax levy. The article discusses why communities like King County are taking it upon themselves to generate funds to support children and youth services, and what it takes to garner and sustain local ownership of the need to support kids.

The New Strategy for Raising (and Protecting) Money for Kids. In December, Governing Magazine highlighted a lesser known – and promising – footnote to the November 2016 elections: in a dozen communities across the country, local down ballot initiatives to generate tax revenue to fund children’s services won overwhelmingly. An emerging trend in local elections, dedicated children’s funds, which legally can’t be spent on anything else, are becoming increasingly common. Governing’s December 2016 edition features this story – and the success at the ballot box that advocates around the country are seeking to replicate.