Capitol Report – January 27, 2020

Capitol Report – January 27, 2020


A proposed New Mexico constitutional amendment to tap more of the state’s Land Grant Permanent Fund to bankroll early childhood educational services cleared its first legislative committee hurdle last week.

Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse:

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On a seven-to-four party-line vote Friday, the state House Commerce and Economic Development Committee approved House Joint Resolution One. If approved by voters this fall, an extra one-percent annual distribution from the Land Grant Permanent Fund would be directed statewide towards early childhood educational services.

Albuquerque Democratic Representative Javier Martinez is a co-sponsor of H-J-R One:

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GOP Representative Rebecca Dow of Truth or Consequences was a “No” vote. She shared one of her several concerns with the proposed amendment:

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HJR One’s next stop is the House Education Committee.

For the New Mexico News Network, I’m Tom Trowbridge


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