By Dillon Mullan, Santa Fe New Mexican
Jan 16, 2020

The nonprofit New Mexico Voices for Children on Wednesday released its 2019 Kids Count Data Book, an annual report on child well-being, saying the results spotlight a need for the state to continue investing heavily in its youngest residents.

While the state’s child poverty rate improved slightly, to 26 percent in 2018 from 27 percent in 2017, New Mexico dropped to 49th in the nation for the measure from 48th a year earlier, indicating other states made larger gains.

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