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Lawmaker says central gov′t should fill gaps in local budgets to cover free chil

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Local governments are straining under the weight of a central government initiative to provide free childcare to all children between the ages of 3 and 5. Opposition party lawmaker Kim Tae-nyeon of the parliamentary education committee suggested Wednesday... that the central government should step in and fill the gaps in local budgets needed to sustain the program. Let′s hear what he had to say. "As Korea′s tax revenue falls short every year,... local education offices lack the budget to fund the free childcare program. Therefore, we′ve submitted a bill to secure more education subsidies at the local government level." The childcare initiative was one of President Park Geun-hye′s welfare pledges during the 2012 presidential campaign.