Monday, 17 December 2018 16:46
Mandated wages, tax increases?
NMBC is working hard on a voter education effort on a proposed 19% mill levy increase that Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) is seeking. The decision has already passed the school board and will go to voters via a mail-in election in early 2019. The proposed 4.7% property tax increase would occur annually in addition to the 3% property value increase that causes property taxes to go up every year.
APS has a long list of “reasons” they want more of your hard earned dollars, but the truth is they are overspending at your expense. APS is currently using millions of tax dollars on administrative projects and a new event facility which are dollars that won’t go to teachers or education.
You can count on NMBC to bring you current and valid information on the proposed APS tax increase. If you, your employer or an organization you are a part of would like join this effort, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 836-4223.
NMBC consistently opposes legislation that hurts private sector business growth, the economy and job opportunities for New Mexicans. Case in point: Increased Mandated Wages.
Are NM Legislators who have pledged to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour paying attention to the real world impacts on small businesses? HERE is a recent article with some perspective from the City of Las Cruces.