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Governor signs impact aid legislation, boosting financial support for many schools

Measure provides certain school districts with access to over $60 million; tribal leaders herald the long-awaited breakthrough

SANTA FE — Alongside tribal leaders from all across New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday afternoon signed historic legislation ending credits for impact aid payments in the public school funding formula, providing school districts with federally impacted land access to more than $60 million to better serve their students, including many Native Americans.

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