A bill that would create a department for early childhood education still has a few more committees to pass.
After clearing the Senate Rules Committee, Senate Bill 22 would focus on things like early childhood education, pre-kindergarten, and home visitation. Lawmakers believe the new department would save money by having all childhood education administrators under one roof.
It still has to clear several hoops before it makes it to the governor’s desk. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has voiced support.