Big push is on for early education funding from school permanent fund

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is proposing $60 million more this year for early childhood education — part of a five-year plan to make access to preschool in New Mexico available to all 3- and 4-year-olds. Legislation has been introduced that expands the prekindergarten program in public schools and adds preschool classrooms to the school building

From the Round House

How do I know an arbitrary increase in the minimum wage will hurt low-wage workers? Simple, I was one. It may be easy to believe an increase in the minimum wage is appealing because I don’t know anyone who would turn down a raise. The jobs that pay minimum wage often require the maximum work

Rep. Rebecca Dow hosting economic development forum on Saturday, Nov. 4

Truth or Consequences, NM – Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Truth or Consequences) will host an Economic Development Forum for residents in House District 38. The forum will take place at the Albert Lyons Event Center in Truth or Consequences on Saturday, November 4, at 10 A.M. Officials from the New Mexico Economic Development Department and the

Rep. Rebecca Dow’s Family-Friendly Workplace Income Tax Credit Proposal Unanimously Approved By House Business And Industry Committee

SANTA FE—This afternoon, the House Business and Industry Committee unanimously approved House Bill 212 to establish a family-friendly workplace income tax credit for New Mexico small businesses. HB 212, sponsored by Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Truth or Consequences), provides a tax credit for small businesses that have implemented family-friendly workplace policies such as parental paid leave