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Prologue – Year of the Child

When I first heard that Governor Bill Richardson was calling this recently concluded session, the “Year of the Child,” I expressed some concern. However, I never could have imagined this (subscription):

“Some of the projects that were vetoed were good projects,” Varela said.

The governor’s line-item vetoes included canceling funding for hundreds of local projects, from buying school library books to providing child and healthcare services for homeless children in Bernalillo County.

Geez, talk about heartless.