State lawmaker facing campaign over ed proposal

Created: 03/06/2014 9:07 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - An advocacy group has launched a campaign against New Mexico lawmakers they say blocked efforts to pass a new early childhood education proposal.
The Center for Civic Policy on Thursday began running newspaper ads against Sen. Carlos Cisneros for his role in opposing the proposed constitutional amendment. The proposal called for using 1.5 percent of the state's $13 billion Land Grant Permanent Fund for early childhood education programs.
The amendment died after Cisneros got lawmakers to table it in committee.
According to the group, advocates also plan on bombarding the Questa Democrat with telephone calls and emails.
Cisneros said he opposed the measure because he disagreed with the group's previous attacks on other lawmakers and also believed the permanent fund shouldn't be tapped.

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