Jan 15 2020

2019 New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book

2020-01-15T11:18:35-07:00Featured Content, Kids Count Featured, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report We're seeing good news and bad news in this annual publication of the latest data on child well-being in New Mexico. While the child poverty rate has improved, for example, New Mexico still ranks near the bottom of the nation on this indicator. Besides data, policy recommendations are included so the state can take action to improve child well-being. (An annual KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, tribal-, and school district-level data on indicators of child well-being; data by race and ethnicity where available)

Nov 25 2019

Only Wealthy Immigrants Need Apply: The Chilling Effects of “Public Charge”

2019-12-04T15:09:16-07:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Policy brief The Trump Administration is trying to change an immigration rule that would harm families and children -- even those family members and kids who are U.S. citizens. This policy brief, co-released with the Fiscal Policy Institute of New York, takes a look at how changes to "public charge" would harm families and New Mexico's economy. (State-level data on fiscal and economic impacts of federal rule change.)

Oct 29 2019

The Working Families Tax Credit is a Smart Investment in a Healthier New Mexico

2020-01-10T12:26:09-07:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact Sheet Improving the Working Families Tax Credit would put more money back into the hands of New Mexico’s hard-working families – and the businesses where they will spend it. (State-level data on Working Families Tax Credit recipients.)

Aug 19 2019

Valuing Families at Work

2019-12-04T15:02:09-07:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report New Mexicans are working hard every day to provide a brighter future for their families and our state. When they or their child gets sick, they should be able to take care of themselves or their family with the assurance that they won’t lose wages or risk their livelihood to do so. (State- and some county-level data on share of workers without sick leave.)

Jul 25 2019

5 Things to Know About the 2019 Census Test

2019-07-25T14:23:20-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact sheet The 2020 Census has been in the news mostly because of the citizenship question (which, hopefully, has finally been resolved). There's been much less news coverage over the routine pre-census test, which has already started. The Census Bureau is sending out test forms and some of those forms include the citizenship question. Confused? Here are five things you need to know about the census test.

Jan 20 2019

A new Child Tax Credit would put us on the road to a stronger New Mexico

2020-01-15T15:57:35-07:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact sheet New Mexico’s tax system is upside down—most New Mexico families pay more than twice the rate in state and local taxes than the wealthiest pay. A new state-level Child Tax Credit would help hard-working families and make our tax system more fair. (State-level data on how this tax credit would benefit families)

Jan 15 2019

2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book

2019-01-22T10:44:26-07:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report After ten years of austerity, New Mexico has fallen to last in the nation in child well-being. The state also lost a lawsuit claiming that it is not meeting its constitutional obligation when it comes to public education. It's time to change course. This annual publication reports the latest data on child well-being in New Mexico to help us choose the path forward. (An annual KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, tribal-, and school district-level data on indicators of child well-being; data by race and ethnicity where available)

Aug 29 2018

New Mexicans are Worth More: Raising the State’s Minimum Wage

2018-11-28T15:53:35-07:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report New Mexico's minimum wage has not been raised in nearly a decade. Worth $7.50 an hour back in 2009, it now has the purchasing power of $6.30. Nearly a quarter of a million workers and more than 100,000 children would benefit from an increase in the state minimum wage. (A Working Poor Families Project report; state-level data on selected demographics of low-wage workers)

Jun 22 2018

The Well-Being of Black Children in New Mexico

2018-11-28T16:00:41-07:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

This presentation, given at the NM Office of African American Affairs' Black Child Wellness Summit, introduces our Well-Being of Black Children in New Mexico special KIDS COUNT report on how New Mexico's Black children are doing on some 20 indicators of child well-being.