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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 11:58 pm, Tue Feb 4, 2014.

Proponents of using a state endowment to pay for early childhood education programs unveiled a study Tuesday that says the change would be a safe and wise investment.

Commissioned by St. Joseph Community Health, the study says pouring more money into early childhood education would decrease the state’s infant death rate, lead to more high school graduates and strengthen New Mexico’s economy because better educated people would have greater earning power.

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