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Sharon Kayne in NM Voices for Children's Communications Director.
Nov 09 2022

New Mexico is the First State to Guarantee a Right to Early Childhood Education

2022-11-18T13:48:35-07:00Education News Coverage, News Coverage|

“If we want to continue this incredible progress,” said Amber Wallin, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, the money is the way to do it. “It means we can continue things just like that.” Lujan Grisham herself has said she wants to use money from the fund to make universal, free child care permanent.

Nov 08 2022

Amendment to tap the Land Grant Permanent Fund passes by wide margin

2022-11-10T17:17:51-07:00Education News Coverage, News Coverage, Tax and Budget News Coverage|

“In a very concrete way by improving teacher salaries and resources for all the wrap-around services, this amendment will help support and it’s a really important step forward in a bigger sense because New Mexico voters are showing up for teachers and communities,” Wallin told NM Political Report.

Nov 08 2022

Increasing the state Child Tax Credit will create more opportunities for New Mexico kids to thrive

2022-11-18T14:23:59-07:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact Sheet New Mexico recently enacted a new state-level CTC that will provide benefits to every single child throughout the state. (State-level data on how increasing this tax credit would benefit families)

Oct 28 2022

Revenue We Can Rely On

2022-10-28T12:12:36-06:00Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Updated Policy Brief In order to build a strong economy, New Mexico must be able to reliably fund the services - like education, health care, and public safety - that our families and businesses rely on. Our over-reliance on revenue from the boom-or-bust oil industry makes that impossible. Here are the top 5 reasons we must change. (State data on revenues and expenditures)

Oct 06 2022

Education, environment advocates warn about instability of oil and gas revenue

2022-10-13T14:31:13-06:00Education News Coverage, Health News Coverage, News Coverage, Tax and Budget News Coverage|

Amber Wallin, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, said issues in education funding go beyond any one election, and officials and New Mexicans need to think about how they can best set up future generations. “We have massive needs in our state and in our schools, in our families that are really generational problems to solve. They’re not election-cycle problems to solve.”

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