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Call To Action: Stop the tax attack on NM businesses!

Governor Lujan Grisham used her line item veto authority to remove $600 million in federal aid from the state budget. This money was earmarked specifically for replenishing the Unemployment Insurance (UI) fund, and without it businesses will have to foot the bill. Punishing businesses for layoffs they had no control over is wrong, will result in more closures and more lost jobs. 
 
The money from the federal government’s aid package can help restore and refund the UI fund. All that’s lacking is the Governor’s will to make it happen. Stand with NMBC in asking the Governor to use $600 million of our emergency aid to help New Mexicans and save jobs! 

More information on the Unemployment Insurance fund issue

Last week NMBC told you about our work to protect businesses from unlawful UI Tax increases and the resignation of NM Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWFS) Secretary Bill McCamley. NMBC President Carla Sonntag has been very busy since then working with the NM State Auditor’s Office, the Legislative Finance Committee staff, and responding to media inquiries on this issue. Numerous businesses have also contacted our office requesting help to correct unlawful UI Tax increases.

More good news: Thanks to NMBC’s continued work on this issue, the protest/appeal process for UI tax increases that took effect 1-1-21 has been extended until May 30, 2021. We understand that NMDWFS is sending notice to businesses that UI Tax rates are ‘under review’ and may be lowered on a case-by-case basis. If you need help with this appeal, please contact us immediately

There is still much work to be done, but one thing is clear: The return on investment (ROI) that NMBC members/supporters make in our work is paying huge dividends!