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With fewer child care options and health and safety concerns, getting work done at home while also keeping an eye on her two children has been a struggle for Wendy Gilch.

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The City of Pittsburgh wants to allocate nearly $44,000 in its 2019 budget to on-site childcare, which would be provided for those who attend public meetings throughout the year. It will also be available to city employees during 15 days that schools are closed and city offices are open.

In its proposal the city outlines spending $568 million on operating expenses, which include public safety, street paving and personnel costs. 

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For Udi Hershkovich and many Pittsburgh parents, Jan. 15 posed a problem. Hershkovich and his wife were working on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but his kids, 6-year-old Idan and 3-year-old Maya, had the day off from school.