Panel shelves early childhood education proposal

February 17, 2014 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to boost funding for early childhood education stalled Monday in a Senate committee, likely dooming it as time runs out in the legislative session.

The Finance Committee tabled the measure on an 8-2 vote, and it’s doubtful the panel will reconsider the proposal before the Legislature adjourns Thursday.

The proposal by Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, a Belen Democrat, would change the state constitution to increase how much is allocated annually to early childhood programs from the $13 billion Land Grant Permanent Fund.

It’s estimated the measure would provide an additional $160 million a Login to read more

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