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Heinrich Highlights Bill to Authorize Stronger Investments In Early Childhood Education, Child Care

On Monday, June 27, 2022, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) was in Albuquerque highlighting his legislation to authorize investments in early childhood education and child care with parents, teachers, and community members. Senator Heinrich introduced the New Mexico Education Enhancement Act, a bill to provide federal approval for the State of New Mexico’s proposal to invest Land Grant Permanent Fund dollars into early childhood education. In March 2021, the New Mexico Legislature passed House Joint Resolution 1 (HJR1), a historic resolution that will propose a state constitutional amendment to the voters to invest the state’s permanent funds in early childhood education programs. This change to the state’s constitution requires proposed authorization at the federal level from Congress, as well as approval from New Mexico voters.