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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Study: NM Children "Least Likely to Succeed"

January 16, 2007

New Mexico kids are the least likely to succeed, according to a recent study from the non-profit Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. Rodrigo Rodriguez with the Southwest Organizing Project claims the report shows that tax breaks for wealthy New Mexicans and large corporations come at the expense of education and health care for children.

"This is a failing report card for top-down economic policies for the last twenty years that have prioritized tax breaks and profits for some of the richest corporations and richest New Mexicans over the future of our children."

The state legislature convenes for a month-long session today at noon, and Rodriguez says lawmakers have an opportunity to turn things around for New Mexico's children.

"This report is telling us what we need to do. We have a choice and an opportunity to invest in our children through education, health care and raising wages for every New Mexican."

He adds that state lawmakers should address the ranking this month by increasing the minimum wage, providing health care for all New Mexicans and implementing real campaign finance reform so legislators aren't beholden to campaign donors looking for tax breaks.

The report is online at www.edweek.org/ew/toc/2007/01/04/index.html.

Eric Mack, Public News Service - NM