State budget progresses to House
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State budget progresses to House

On Monday the House Appropriations and finance committee advanced Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's $7.6 Billion budget plan for next year. While the plan does not include funding for the Governor's…

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Bill Tracker – State Budget

Leadership and fiscal responsibility, not Band-Aids and reckless spending.  Our budget should provide for the state’s needs (public safety, education, roads, etc.) based on reasonable projections of recurring revenue. Surplus tax…

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New Mexico’s Educational System – Is More Money the Answer to its Problems?

New Mexico consistently ranks 49th nationwide for education. How’s that working out for our people? Obviously not well. Our kids are not receiving a quality education and some can’t read when they graduate – if, in fact, they do graduate. In addition, companies often use our educational system as yet another reason to avoid our state.

Can we do better? Of course! There is little place to go but up.

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Accountability – Not Excuses and More Money

Based on unofficial projections, the state Land Grant Permanent Fund (LGPF) will pay out a record-high $688 million for public schools and other beneficiaries in the coming budget year. That amount is based on a 5 percent withdrawal rate. But there is some bad news.

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Ignore, Engage or BASH?

When it comes to important issues like jobs, our economy, the New Mexico budget deficit and the upcoming legislative session – NMBC provides the perfect venue to discuss all of these issues at the BASH (Business and Social Hour), this Thursday, January 12!

Business and community leaders will be at the BASH along with Albuquerque Mayoral Candidates, state and local elected officials and more. Richard Anklam, President and Executive Director of the New Mexico Tax Research Institute will provide insightful comments and you don’t want to miss what Carla Sonntag, NMBC President and Founder, is going to cover!

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