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Vital Child Support Legislation Unanimously Passes the Senate


SANTA FE – Today, the New Mexico State Senate unanimously passed important legislation to align the state’s child support laws with federal regulations and national best practices. Senate Bill 140, sponsored by Senator Gay Kernan (District 42-Chaves, Eddy, and Lea), is needed in order for the state to continue to receive $147.5 million in federal matching funds for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant and the child support program.

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