NM ranks last in child well being for 2nd time

As in 2013 when the Kids Count Report came out, New Mexico was yet again ranked last in terms of child well-being for 2014. 

The report was released Tuesday, a day in which legislators gathered at the Roundhouse for Gov. Susana Martinez’s State of the State Address. Many of them the say state needs to move up in these rankings. 

New Mexico Voices for Children executive director Veronica Garcia says the legislature needs to make the appropriate investments in children. 

Nearly one-third of New Mexico’s children live in poverty, according to the report. Sixty percent live in low-income families. More than a third have parents without secure employment. 

The report was released at the state capitol Tuesday in an effort to get lawmakers’ attention.



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