Lawmakers introduce new bill to support early childhood education

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After a bill funding early childhood education stalled in the state legislature, its supporters are trying again, this time asking for less money. 

A Senate committee voted to set aside a resolution that would have diverted 1 percent from the so-called “rainy day fund.” 

Opponents worried the plan would take too much money, putting the state’s future in jeopardy. So, Democratic Senators Linda Lopez and Bill Soules introduced a new bill that would drop the amount from 1 percent to a half-percent. 

If lawmakers go for it, voters would still get to decide whether it becomes law. 

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