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State reps: No notice Walter Hammond Day Care was closing

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(WGEM) -- Knowing all too well of financial problems plauging the state, both Senator John Sullivan and State Representative Jil Tracy say they were not informed until Friday that Walter Hammond Day Care would be closing.

A representative from Sullivan's office says the day care had not informed them of its financial situation since December 2009.

Sullivan admits the state is in a horrible financial situation and says he and other legislators are trying to work with people to address these problems.

Representative Jil Tracy says this case is just another example of the trickle down affect the state's economic problems are having.

"Over the last six years for certain, we've spent more than we've took in. Even though we had an increase in revenues," Tracy said. "So it's just unsustainable and that's what's led us to this crisis. And you combine that with a downturn in revenue now, and it just is a crippling effect. We haven't paid our bills on time since I've been in office."

Both Tracy and Sullivan say they will continue to monitor and work with Walter Hammond Day Care to hopefully get this community resource running again.

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