MISSISSIPPI THANKS SENATOR: NM IS NOW 50TH IN CHILD WELFARE
After a Constitutional Amendment that would put $150 million into early education programs passed the New Mexico House this year, Senator John Arthur Smith dragged the bill into his committee and refused to give it a hearing. He killed it.
A study, which was released summer of 2013, showed that New Mexico has dropped to last place in the nation for child welfare, bumping Mississippi up to 49th.
That’s when members of our Working Parents Association decided it was time for someone to call out Senator Smith for abusing his power and driving New Mexico’s child welfare down to 50th in the nation.