Poverty

New Mexico ranked 50th for child well-being in national report

104 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The 2024 Kids Count report was just released, and it measures each state’s child well-being through four key areas: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. New Mexico came in dead last out of all 50 states when they compared these categories with the

A House Memorial for the “Cliff Effect”

194 Views   A House Memorial that would send a message to the President of the United states to reduce the “Cliff Effect” and help end generational poverty was given a unanimous vote from the House Government Elections and Indian Affairs committee.

Over 100,000 are without Medicaid in New Mexico. Here’s why

327 Views   During the pandemic, Medicaid helped provide numerous services for everyone — now that the health emergency is averted, what’s left for the program? ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico officials are sounding the alarm for people who have been on Medicaid during the pandemic. New Mexico Medicaid Director Lorelei

Las Cruces rolls out city’s first publicly funded basic income program

375 Views   Las Cruces’s first publicly funded guaranteed basic income program is in the works. The city-approved pilot project will allocate federal funds and provide monthly payments for a year and a half to qualifying low-income individuals, with the goal of evaluating recipient outcomes. This comes after some in the

Lobo Food Pantry provides year round access to necessities

410 Views   Facing a lack of basic needs affects university students year-round, however during the summer when temperatures are higher, campuses aren’t fully open and the availability of resources are lower for many. 67% of college students surveyed across New Mexico campuses have experienced some form of insecurity, according to

Tax rebate checks to be sent this week

371 Views   NEW MEXICO — Tax rebate checks approved in the 2023 legislative session will be issued on June 16, 2023. The state Taxation and Revenue Department will send $500 rebate checks to single filers and $1000 rebate checks to couples filing jointly.

New Mexico families hit hard by inflation

580 Views   “The hardest part to me is uncertainty. I can never be sure when I go to the store what I’m going to pay,” New Mexico resident Harry Whiting said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The impact of inflation has affected many New Mexicans. A recent poll from Albuquerque Journal shows inflation

New Mexico to send new round of cash payments to low-income households

561 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – After three rounds of economic stimulus checks made their way from the state to New Mexicans this summer, a fourth round of deposits will go out to some residents this fall. New Mexico’s low-income households can start applying for a new round of economic relief payments

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