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Sharon Kayne in NM Voices for Children's Communications Director.
Apr 10 2019

New Federal Proposal Gives Needed Boost to New Mexico’s Working Families

2019-04-16T11:56:19-06:00Press Releases|

“The Working Families Tax Relief Act would have lasting benefits for millions of children,” said Amber Wallin, deputy director of NM Voices. “Kids whose families receive working family tax credits do better in school, are likelier to attend college, and are likely to earn more as adults.” That’s important not only for the children themselves but for our state, nation, and economy,”

Apr 03 2019

Ready for Census 2020?

2019-04-03T09:43:15-06:00Economic Security News Coverage, Education News Coverage, Health News Coverage, Human Rights/Civic Participation News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

The nonprofit New Mexico Voices For Children recently issued a news release that cites an estimate that the feds will have as much as a $1 billion shortfall to pay for the count, along with the dire prediction that “Trump’s underfunding … is likely to hurt NM.”

Apr 02 2019

New Mexico governor signs minimum wage increase

2019-04-02T11:12:04-06:00Economic Security News Coverage, News Coverage|

More than 100,000 New Mexicans will see their pay increase starting in January now that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed legislation to raise the state minimum wage. “This is going to give hope and improve the quality of life” for New Mexicans at the bottom of the pay scale, the governor said Monday during a news conference at the Capitol.

Mar 30 2019

Aggressive litigation not way to teach NM’s children

2019-04-02T11:19:12-06:00Blog Posts, Education Blog, Education News Coverage, News Coverage|

First and foremost, we need to do what’s best for our children. Spending money and time on aggressive litigation against a court order that simply requires us to educate our children at the standard set forth in our own constitution is not what’s best for our children. Our K-12 education system needs fundamental change, and that will not occur unless we place a relentless focus on improving what’s happening in the classroom, not “winning” in the courtroom.

Mar 21 2019

Report: New Mexico Should Invest in Public Infrastructure to Build a Strong Economy

2019-03-21T12:37:11-06:00Press Releases|

“This report makes it clear that while the Legislature and Governor were wise to invest some of the state’s oil-boom revenue surplus in building our infrastructure, we still have a long way to go,” said James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children. “New Mexico must find a way to significantly increase stable, sustainable revenues in order to make the long-term infrastructure investments that supports a 21st century economy.”