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2021 Capitol Report Day Five

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Supporters of a proposed New Mexico Constitutional Amendment to raise the distribution from the Land Grant Permanent Fund for early childhood programs by one-percent are touting a new poll showing a vast majority of New Mexicans support it.

Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse:

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A new statewide survey of 500 citizens of the Land of Enchantment showed 72-percent of New Mexicans approve of House Joint Resolution One. The measure, sponsored for years by Albuquerque Democratic Representatives James Martinez and Mo Maestas, calls for letting voters decide whether the state should boost the take from the Land Grant Permanent Fund by one-percent for pre-kindergarten education.

During a recent news conference touting the poll and the measure, Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham praised the long-term efforts of the proposed amendment’s sponsors:

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Lujan Grisham notes all the data indicates that to improve educational outcomes, New Mexico needs to begin earlier.

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Supporters of HJR One believe the new poll and changes to the Senate membership may mean a green light for the measure this session.

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

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