Too often, we lose sight of what New Mexico, which is still largely a rural state, has to offer. We have a rich history that is ready to be shared with the world, and the Legislature will not overlook rural New Mexico. Continue Reading
Now more than ever, New Mexico needs the governor and the Legislature to communicate, cooperate and collaborate. Continue Reading
New Mexico is one of a handful of states that continues to lose jobs, prolonging the recession well past its June 2009 “official end” for tens of thousands of New Mexicans and their families. The top priority for policymakers for the foreseeable future must be to create jobs. Continue Reading
This year’s legislative session will be remembered as one of the most difficult in years, as the economy forced legislators to cut spending for the third year in a row. Continue Reading
The recession that has forced budget cuts is ending and there is hope that critical services can be restored as early as this fall. Continue Reading
Daily, reality reminds even the most optimistic among us: The sour New Mexico economy cannot turn around fast enough to avoid even more cuts to state services. Our challenge now is to work equally hard at minimizing the harm from those cuts and at maximizing our economy’s ability to recover. Continue Reading
This special legislative session will continue the positive communication that’s occurred among the members of the finance and tax committees. We are moving forward to gain the confidence of the general public. Our focus is on doing this job right to avoid another special legislative session.
The Legislature is making hard choices to cut government spending and raise the money necessary to pay for essential services. While no one is happy about the choices we are making, all of us can take some comfort in knowing that the Legislature is acting responsibly. Continue Reading