State lawmakers propose permanent funding for early childhood education

Politics - Government

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A pair of state lawmakers are looking to lock in funding for early childhood education. Representatives Doreen Gallegos and John Arthur Smith are proposing a bill creating the Early Childhood Education and Care Fund.

It would funnel a portion of the state’s oil and gas revenue to dedicate $20 million during the first year and at least $30 million years after that.

The state’s Early Childhood Education Department would decide how that money would be spent.

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