Monthly Archives: July 2015

New Mexico isn’t alone in tax policy confusion

If you want to get a laugh out of some of the wonkiest policy wonks in the state, try this: The top question asked these days by tax policy people all over the country is what’s happening with taxing marijuana. … Continue reading

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How do we fix our prisons?

  New Mexico’s “three strikes” law may be due for an update, because, says Governor Susana Martinez, the current law does not take enough violent criminals off the street. I’m all for protecting us from violent criminals. But I find … Continue reading

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Literacy is more than reading

Almost half of the adults in New Mexico can’t read. According to the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy, 46 percent of New Mexico adults are functionally illiterate. Of those, 20 percent have literacy skills at the lowest level, meaning — … Continue reading

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