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New Mexico's Plan for ‘Free' College Gets Sidelined by Pandemic

Added 11-30-20 12:38:01pm EST - “"After the coronavirus pandemic devastated international oil markets in April and prices tanked, Lujan Grisham could no longer pull cash out of the Permian Basin"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “New Mexico's Plan for 'Free' College Gets Sidelined by Pandemic”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“After the coronavirus pandemic devastated international oil markets in April and prices tanked, Lujan Grisham could no longer pull cash out of the Permian Basin”

The only reason New Mexico thought they could do this was because of their success in the energy industry. Do they think Biden is going to improve that situation?

The New Mexico governor’s office made sure to alert The New York Times before the big announcement last year that a public college education would soon be free for all residents.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said New Mexico, notoriously poor and almost last in state education rankings, would be the first state to take the step, thanks to a blue wave that swept the state in 2018, when Democrats elected Lujan Grisham after eight years of a Republican governor, flipped the state’s sole Republican seat in Congress from red to blue and strengthened majorities in the state Legislature.

“This program is an absolute game changer for New Mexico,” Lujan Grisham said at the time. “In the long run, we’ll see improved economic growth, improved outcomes for New Mexican workers and families and parents.”

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