by Royale Da, KOAT TV
July 9, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —New Mexico is the worst in the nation when it comes to taking care of kids, according to a just-released study.

In partnership with Searchlight New Mexico, KOAT talked to an expert about what needs to change.

James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, said the election could be a big player in turning things around.

“Unfortunately, it [the study] showed we are now last in the nation for child well-being, once again,” he said.

He’s talking about the 2018 Kids Count Data Book that recently came out.

It ranks states on 16 categories dealing with child well-being

New Mexico ranked worst when it comes to kids living in poverty and their parents having full-time, reliable jobs.

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