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 05 2022

Federal Student Loan Debt Relief and New Mexico Students and Grads

2022-10-05T11:40:09-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Policy Brief President Biden’s plan to provide federal student loan debt relief to millions of borrowers is popular – but it’s also a bit complicated. This short policy brief explains what the plan does, who is eligible, and how to apply. There’s even information on changes to Income-Driven Repayment plans and a calendar of deadlines for applications.

Jul 27 2022

Art as an Alternative

2022-07-27T15:51:17-06:00Health Publications, Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report Given that so many youth within the state’s juvenile system have faced multiple adverse childhood experiences, any effective rehabilitation efforts must address their long-term impacts. This report looks at how informal diversion programs based on the arts can help youth dealing with ACEs and save the state money. (State-level data on the juvenile system.)

Jun 08 2022

New Mexico is Putting Families First in Tax Policy

2022-08-08T11:26:28-06:00Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact Sheet Our state’s policy makers made a number of improvements to the tax code since 2019 that will help low- and middle-income New Mexicans, improve equity, and increase economic opportunity for our working families. (State-level data on how recent tax changes will benefit families)

Feb 11 2022

A new state Child Tax Credit would create opportunities for all New Mexico kids to thrive

2022-02-15T17:26:17-07:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact Sheet Many families are still hurting from the pandemic recession. A new state-level Child Tax Credit would help hard-working families and grandparents raising grandchildren, and make our tax system more fair. (State-level data on how this tax credit would benefit families)

Nov 03 2021

Supporting Parents and Newborns for a Healthier New Mexico

2021-11-03T13:34:44-06:00Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact Sheet In New Mexico, new mothers whose births were covered by Medicaid are only eligible to receive health care for another two months. This is particularly problematic for mothers and babies of color, who are more likely to have postpartum health issues. Find out how lawmakers can make our health care system more equitable. (State-level data on maternal death rates by race and ethnicity)

Sep 20 2021

Ending Childhood Food Insecurity in New Mexico

2021-09-20T14:27:45-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Report New Mexico's childhood food insecurity rate has long been at or near the highest in the nation. The pandemic and resulting recession only made it worse. This updated report looks at why food insecurity is such a problem in New Mexico, how it impacts children and families, and what the state can do about it. (State- and county-level data on food and economic insecurity)

Aug 17 2021

Eligible but Excluded

2021-08-20T09:19:29-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report A follow-up to our Essential but Excluded report, this looks at how Asian/Pacific Islander and African immigrants and refugees are unable to access public benefits for which they are eligible - and not just during the pandemic - due to a pervasive lack of language access at many state agencies. This, despite federal laws requiring such access.

Aug 05 2021

Health-in-All-Policies for New Mexico

2021-10-22T14:36:37-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Report Your state of health is dependent on many variables - including where you live, how much you earn, and even how far you went in school. These are called "social determinants of health" and they not only impact your health but they also impact your ability to choose a healthy lifestyle. Everyone's health could be improved if lawmakers took these determinants of health into account when creating public policies. This report offers an overview of the determinants of health as well as the policies that can improve health for all.

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