The Associated Press
Created: February 18, 2020 08:05 PM
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed legislation that she says will clear the way for a monumental investment in the health, education and well-being of the state's youngest children.
The creation of the early childhood trust fund was among the governor's top priorities for the 30-day legislative session.
She signed the bill Tuesday during a ceremony at the Capitol.
The governor's office says the fund will be launched with a general appropriation of $320 million that is included in the state budget bill that has yet to be approved.
It will be sustained by surplus oil and gas related revenues.
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