They [Richardson and Lt. Governor Diane Denish] envision every kid under 5 in the state having health insurance and every kid getting all their vaccines. Physical education classes every day and less junk food in schools. More eye and ear exams. Healthy breakfasts before class. Permanent preschool available for every 4-year-old. More early reading and math programs. More child care and a pay raise for teachers.
Richardson, who is up for reelection next year and is rumored to be a Democratic presidential candidate in 2008, is calling the plan the "Year of the Child". It sounds great.