Editor’s note

While it might not seem like it from reading headlines day-in, day-out, the heart of journalism beats with hope. It is with that hope that NMID offers this series in a spirit of both humility and gratitude.

Democratic State Rep. Javier Martinez believes New Mexico should spend more on home visiting programs

Home visiting reduces potential for child abuse, experts say

The state has significantly increased funding for home visiting since fiscal year 2011. Still, current spending falls short of the estimated need, and the budget proposal making its way through the current legislative session wouldn’t change that.

An update from the Roundhouse

KUNM’s afternoon host Chris Boros and NMID’s Gwyneth Doland took a few minutes Tuesday afternoon to handicap abortion, right-to-work legislation and transparency proposals as lawmakers enter the final days of the 2015 session. Listen to the interview.