Guest opinion: Legislature should support early childhood education, health care. Please see related education budget stories

| January 27, 2016

By E. Liane Hernandez and Erin Lyons • Special to the Arizona Daily Star

As the Arizona state Legislature begins establishing funding priorities to build a prosperous community, a solution exists that is both research proven and provides high return on investment: funding for early childhood education, health and development.

In Arizona, more than one in four children lives in poverty, our Department of Child Safety is in crisis, and 160,000 children do not have health insurance. It is time for our state to do something different. We urge our lawmakers to invest in strategies that will prevent problems from happening in the first place!

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