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New Mexico a National Leader in Providing Childcare Assistance

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Investments in Early Childhood Paying off for Kids, Families

SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez announced that New Mexico is a national leader in providing childcare assistance to kids Feb. 8. According to the first annual New Mexico Child Care Data Report from the University of New Mexico’s Center for Education Policy and...

Business incubator opens doors with help from funding panel

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When Aztec community leaders envisioned a downtown co-working space and retail-business incubator, they made a plan, found a building and identified initial sources of funding for the project. But they needed additional money to get it off the ground. They turned to New Mexico FundIt, an informal group of federal and state government and nonprofit agencies that meets regularly to help identify capital and fill funding gaps in economic development projects.

FundIt was created by the New Mexico Economic Development Department from a suggestion by a blue-ribbon panel convened to identify ways to streamline development projects in the state. FundIt aims to be a one-stop source of...

Reaching a Compromise for Solvency

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Re: HB7/SB114 – School district cash balances

SANTA FE – The State of New Mexico finds itself in the throes of fixing a historic structural deficit, which includes shoring up our current fiscal year to pay our bills.  Our approach working with both the Executive and Legislative branches is to find reserves and cash balances that can be used to carry us through June.

The Solvency Package includes multiple proposals to close this gap and stabilize our reserves.  Over the last couple years, the Legislature has drawn down our reserves to a near-crisis level that has jeopardized our bond rating and left us with few options.

To put it bluntly, the current year deficit is not allowed...

McKinley County Federation of United School Employees

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Honorable Council Members,

On Tuesday, February 7th, residents will go to the polls and cast their ballot for District 2 [Church Rock and Crownpoint] Representative on the Gallup-McKinley County School [GMCS] Board.  The District 2 candidates are, Sandra D. Jeff, Freda E. Joe and Charles Long.

Sandra D. Jeff was appointed to the GMCS Board to replace former Board President Titus Nez as Representative of District 2 and has since added her name to the ballot of the upcoming election.  According to the media and investigative reports, it has been revealed—amongst other issues—that

Ms Jeff has resided with her family...

Get inspired after MLK Day

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This year’s observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day just happened to fall during the same week when the United States inaugurated a new president –Donald J. Trump.

Dr. King would have been 89 years old last week had an assassin’s bullet not found its mark at that Memphis motel back in 1968. King was 39 years old at the time he died, yet he moved the consciousness of humanity in ways not done before by anyone.

Gallup and McKinley County celebrated King’s birthday with its annual march from the Gallup Cultural center to the Larry B. Mitchell Recreational Center across town. King gave his life for the human struggle, for quality, dignity and opportunity.

It’s a fight that...

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