The Associated Press
SANTA FE — Advocates are pushing state lawmakers to address the state’s dismal ranking when it comes to child wellbeing and the number who live in poverty.
New Mexico Voices for Children released the annual Kids Count Data Book on Tuesday as the Legislature gears up for a 30-day session focused on the budget, education and public safety.
The report says the number of children living in poverty decreased slightly to 30 percent from 2013 to 2014. However, New Mexico still has the highest child poverty rate in the nation.