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Norma Evens

CORRECTION, HJR 1 is headed to a full vote of the House and HB83 still has another committee. The Governor still supports HJR1.

Chris Mechels

The biggest problem New Mexico has, underlying all the other problems, is simply corruption, and under Governor MLG its getting worse. The trifecta is simply Pork, and throwing money at the wall, to be scooped up by themselves and friends. The ETA, and this "early education" are about Pork, pure and simple. Yell "clean air", and do more fracking. Yell "early education" and use the money to give the teacher's union huge raises, without any measure of performance. Always corrupt NM suffers the most when a Democratic trifecta holds power, as they do today. Our ranking as "worst state government" is secure.

John Haynes

New Mexico public services are heavily dependent on revenue from oil and gas. Someday the oil and gas money will run out as the resources are used up or alternative energy sources replace oil and gas. That day will be a catastrophe for New Mexico governmental services and public education. When that day comes, the state will need every penny in the state’s permanent fund (funded by oil and gas) to ease the transition. Raiding the permanent fund now for early childhood education is foolish and unwise. Stealing from the future when every penny of the permanent fund will be needed.

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