GOP Relief Plan Falls Far Short Of Helping NM Families

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The Republican COVID-19 relief plan unveiled yesterday doesn’t meet the needs of New Mexico families and doesn’t address our unprecedented state fiscal crisis, which means it will make the recession longer and more painful, James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, said in a statement today. 

Annual NM Kids Count Data Book Shows Mixed Bag For Child Well-being

NM Ranks 49th in Child Poverty, Down from 48th ALBUQUERQUE, NM – It’s a case of good news/bad news for New Mexico’s children in the 2019 New Mexico Kids Count Data Book. The most notable change in the annual accounting of child well-being, which is being released today by New Mexico Voices for Children (see below […]

New Federal Proposal Gives Needed Boost To New Mexico’s Working Families

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New Federal Proposal Gives Needed Boost To New Mexico’s Working Families

Senators Udall and Heinrich are Co-sponsors of the Working Families Tax Relief Act.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich today joined Senators Sherrod Brown, Michael Bennet, Dick Durbin, Ron Wyden to introduce the Working Families Tax Relief Act (WFTRA), legislation that would begin to fix our tax laws to help working people with low-wage jobs make ends meet as they work to support themselves and their families. 

Report: New Mexico Should Invest in Public Infrastructure to Build a Strong Economy

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Report: New Mexico Should Invest in Public Infrastructure to Build a Strong Economy

NM’s Unsafe Bridges, Roads, Drinking Water, School Buildings all Need Work

Albuquerque, NM – In New Mexico, as in most states across the nation, investment in public infrastructure remains at lower levels than it did in 2002, even as the economy has rebounded after the recession. That’s according to a new report released today by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). Lawmakers can fix this by prioritizing new and increased investments in transportation, public buildings, water treatment systems, and other forms of vital infrastructure in order to build a strong economy now and in the future.

Child Advocates: Underfunding of U.S. Census Likely to Hurt NM

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Child Advocates: Underfunding of U.S. Census Likely to Hurt NM

State Must Step Up to Ensure an Accurate Head Count, Federal Funds

Albuquerque, NM—President Trump’s budget request has underfunded the U.S. Census Bureau by nearly $1 billion, according to estimates by the Census Project, a broad-based coalition of organizations working to ensure an accurate, inclusive Census 2020. This is on top of two years’ worth of significant underfunding, which has kept the Census Bureau from robust testing and preparation for Census 2020.