Education and Early Learning/Care Blog2018-04-19T11:44:14-06:00

Advancing Equity in New Mexico: The 2020 Census

Despite numerous challenges, including counterproductive federal policies and now a global pandemic, New Mexico policy-makers and local non-profit organizations are working together to make sure all New Mexicans are counted during the 2020 Census.

March 30th, 2020|

Report says New Mexico is prepared for a recession — in some ways

"It is especially important that New Mexico is relatively well-prepared to weather a recession because we will be harder hit than other states by lower oil and gas prices due to our over-reliance on that industry as a revenue source,” James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, said in a statement.

March 30th, 2020|

BLM grapples with public participation amid coronavirus pandemic, while some call for lease sales to be postponed

“While New Mexico families are focused on making sure their loved ones are safe and healthy during this fast-moving crisis, other problems are brewing at the state level that may cause pain for years to come. Plummeting oil and gas prices are draining the state budget of funds needed for public safety, health care, education, and more."

March 26th, 2020|

We Can Prevent Neglect, Child Abuse by Working ‘Upstream’

For the most part, I found New Mexico’s social workers to be kind, strong individuals. It also seemed evident that they are being asked to do one of the most difficult jobs in state government. Helping to decide the fate of children is no small matter, and even the best-intentioned decisions can go terribly wrong. 

March 25th, 2020|

Trump Administration Should Postpone Oil and Gas Lease Sales Until Prices Stabilize

While New Mexico families are focused on making sure their loved ones are safe and healthy during this fast-moving crisis, other problems are brewing at the state level that may cause pain for years to come. Plummeting oil and gas prices are draining the state budget of funds needed for public safety, health care, education, and more. Actions by the Trump Administration will make this long-term revenue crisis worse.

March 25th, 2020|
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