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Child Advocacy Group Announces New Executive Director

The Board for Directors of New Mexico Voices for Children has hired James Jimenez, MPA, to lead the child advocacy organization as its executive director. He replaces Veronica C. García, Ed.D., who left NM Voices at the end of July to serve as interim superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools.

Child Poverty in New Mexico

A PowerPoint presentation looking at how Black children fare in New Mexico. Includes findings from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Race for Results report, which shows that New Mexico's Black children fare better than Black kids across the nation in many indicators. (16 slides; Aug. 2016) Read more
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August 1, 2016
If we’re going to be successful in fixing this thing before it crashes and burns, we need to look at the other failing pieces. Namely, that the state hasn’t been collecting enough money to cover all of our important expenses like education, health care, and public safety. We’ve been passing big tax cuts since 2003. Income tax cuts have been thrown at profitable corporations and the people earning the most money. These tax cuts were supposed to “create” jobs. They didn’t.
July 7, 2016
It's always gratifying when we can link a good outcome directly to a specific public policy--as we can in this case. We can also often predict a poor outcome when a bad decision is made. If we're smart, we'll use that knowledge to make better decisions. In this case, however, some lawmakers insisted on making a bad decision anyway.
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