New Mexico reaches settlement on child care assistance rules

New Mexico
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A judge has reached a settlement aimed at providing more transparency to child care assistance by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.

Recipients allege that assistance and co-payment rates were set at random by the state agency. The order requires the state to disclose how it selects care and how much a family must pay.

They must also post detailed explanations of rates on their website within seven days. 

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