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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Thursday creating a Cabinet-level department that will oversee and coordinate New Mexico’s push to expand prekindergarten and other early childhood programs.
The governor called it a historic moment after years of debate inside the Capitol. She signed Senate Bill 22 as her 3-year-old granddaughter sat in her lap, surrounded by parents, children, legislators and advocates.