Chamber President & CEO Terri Cole with Senator Michael Padilla at the 2019 signing ceremony for the bill establishing the Early Childhood Education and Care Department

Funding Stability: Chamber Endorses Permanent Fund for Early Childhood Education and Care; Governor’s Budget Recommendation Proposes a $320 Million One-Time Appropriation To Fund

Last month, the Chamber’s Board voted unanimously to support the creation of a new endowment fund to support and expand early childhood programs in New Mexico, identifying long-term investment in the state’s youngest children as a prudent use of the recent budget surplus. Much like the state’s Land Grant Permanent Fund, this new fund would …

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