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Landmark Education Bill Passes House

on March 6, 2019 - 7:09am

STATE News:

  • Historic Education Reform Bill Advances to Senate

Chair Rep. Andres Romero (D-Albuquerque), House Appropriations & Finance Chairwoman Patricia Lundstrom (D-Gallup), Rep. Christine Trujillo (D-Albuquerque), and Rep. Bobby Gonzalez (D-Taos).

House Bill 5 calls for a $449 million dollars increase, for public education funding while increasing teacher minimum salaries, expanding K-5 Plus, and increasing the at-risk index.

“This bill is a once-in-a-lifetime game changer for our students across the state. While many components of H.B. 5 address the requirements of the recent lawsuit, there are multiple dimensions that have far-reaching impact over the decades,” Rep. Williams Stapleton. “This bill is a landmark legislation that finally shines a bright light on the beautiful diversity of our New Mexico students and opens the door of opportunity for every child in our state.”

House Bill 5 moves to the Senate for consideration.


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