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Byline: STAFF AND WIRE
SANTA FE -- The state collected more child-support payments last month, and the Human Services Department credited a get-tough approach that revoked the driver's licenses of thousands of parents who owed money.
The department received nearly $3 million in court-ordered child-support payments during December, an increase of $629,520, or 27 percent, over November.
Almost half the increase came from lump-sum payments by 325 people who came forward with the money after losing their driver's licenses. Those people also agreed to pay $6,800 a month to continue to meet their child-support obligations.
Last month, the state …