A new fund for maternity leave & early childhood education

Chris LoRang | Owner, Capital Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center

The Idea: One of the issues that I continue to hear is a big problem is lack of maternity/paternity leave and cost of early childhood education/child care. We have seen states legalize recreational marijuana with significant success and with significant tax dollars generated. I propose that the state of Iowa should legalize recreational marijuana and should use tax dollars generated from that to directly fund a comprehensive early childhood education/child care system from 0 to 4 years of age. In addiwtion, the funds could be used to support a proper six- to 12-month maternity/paternity leave program for new mothers and fathers. Many other industrialized nations have systems like this that are the envy of the world. >