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New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM: Family with Child at Santa Fe Fiesta
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Santa Fe, NM: A couple with their young daughter at the 2018 Santa Fe Fiesta, a 10-day event that takes place on the Santa Fe Plaza at the end of each summer.

Policy makers in New Mexico found a way to pay for a year of free child care for nearly every family who needs it. These are the kinds of bold ideas that can benefit us all.