by Rick Nathanson, Albuquerque Journal
Aug. 28, 2020

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says the state needs to maintain its investment in programs that benefit kids and families, despite the economy experiencing a double whammy from COVID-19 business closures and the sharp reduction of state revenue due to falling oil and gas prices.

The governor made the remarks Tuesday during the 8th annual Kids Count Conference, held virtually and streamed live.

She said New Mexico was on a path to improving the well-being of children in our state after the past two state legislative sessions resulted in additional funding for education, teacher pay, health care, child care, food assistance, housing assistance and an increase in the minimum wage. Lujan Grisham also created a new Cabinet-level Early Childhood Education and Care Department.

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