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GOP seeks limits on new Colo. child-care rulesColorado GOP seeks to limit what it calls overreaching child-care rules
DENVER (AP) ' Republicans are introducing legislation to limit how Colorado regulates child care businesses after uproar last summer over proposed rules setting guidelines for crayons per box and the color of dolls made available to kids.
The Department of Human Services is in the process of crafting new regulations for child care business and officials say they've backed off from some of the more controversial proposals. But Republican Sen. Kevin Lundberg of Berthoud says the bill he's introducing Friday will ensure that the state's oversight of the child care businesses is limited to health and safety matters.
State officials say their goal is to emphasize quality child care that helps children's long-term success. Businesses worry that too much oversight will cause them to shut down.
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