SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham rallied seniors Tuesday in favor of a $25 million proposal to establish a new fund that would help needy seniors with food, transportation and similar services.
The legislation, House Bill 225, would create the Kiki Saavedra Senior Dignity Fund — named after the longtime state representative who died a year ago.
“It is time that the state steps up,” Lujan Grisham said as she addressed a crowd of seniors and others gathered outside the Governor’s Office.
The senior dignity fund is part of Lujan Grisham’s budget recommendations to the Legislature.