FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Micah McCoy
Early Childhood Education and Care Department
Micah.firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 629-9675
March 16, 2021
SANTA FE, NM – Today, the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) and the Lujan Grisham administration applaud the New Mexico State Senate Finance Committee for its decision to send House Joint Resolution 1 (HJR 1) to the Senate floor with a “do pass” recommendation. HJR 1, sponsored by Reps. Moe Maestas, Javier Martinez, Georgene Louis, and Liz Thomson, aims to increase the resources available for early childhood care and education programs— as well as K-12 programs—throughout New Mexico by sending a constitutional amendment to New Mexico voters that would earmark an additional 1.25% of the Land Grant Permanent Fund (LGPF) each year for such a purpose.