Education and Early Learning/Care Blog2018-04-19T11:44:14-07:00

Gov. Lujan Grisham donates $100,000 to fight childhood hunger in NM

Officials with Kids Count, nonprofit that advocates for children, said the governor’s $100,000 donation to the newly-created New Mexico Hunger Action Fund is a step in the right direction. “But we also know we need to think bigger,” said Amber Wallin, director of Kids Count. “In order to really address childhood hunger in New Mexico, we need to think about wages, we need to think about tax policy in New Mexico, we need to make sure our low-income working families in New Mexico are prioritized."

November 1st, 2019|

Improving Child Well-Being Through Tax Policy

Presentation Fairer tax policies can help to lift our children and families out of poverty and improve child well-being across New Mexico as shown in this presentation to the Legislature's interim tax committee.

October 28th, 2019|

New Mexico Among Worst States in Nation for Higher Education Cuts

Between 2008 and 2018 New Mexico cut state support by $4,030 per student (when adjusted for inflation) – the third deepest cuts per-student of state support in the nation. That’s according to a report released today by the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

October 24th, 2019|
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