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Kids Count goes on the road to southern NM

Amber Wallin, Kids Count director for New Mexico Voices for Children, flashed up a photo on a screen during her presentation to childhood advocates and elected leaders in Las Cruces for the first Southern New Mexico Kids Count conference on Thursday. Anyone of a certain age would recognize the black and white photo of a motley bunch of kids in baseball uniforms: The Bad News Bears.
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Race for Results: New Mexico’s children of color face disparities

While the U.S. will have a minority-majority child population within a few years, New Mexico is way ahead of the curve, with 76 percent of our kids being children of color. Unfortunately, disparities exist for our kids along racial and ethnic lines. This fact sheet shows how New Mexico scores on the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Race for Results Index. (Oct. 24, 2017) Read more
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Citizen’s Guide to New Mexico’s Tax System

Updated! Learn the basics of New Mexico’s tax system—where the state gets its tax revenue to pay for public programs—in this simplified guide. (A Fiscal Policy Project publication; updated Sept. 2017) Read more
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