Monthly Archives: April 2019

Health care protections passed for New Mexicans

NOTE:  all the bills mentioned as not yet signed have been signed. The dental therapist bill has finally passed New Mexico’s legislature and been signed by the governor, after years of persistent effort. This bill (HB 308) creates a new … Continue reading

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Early childhood department brings fresh opportunity

  New Mexico is about to have an early childhood department, taking a major step forward toward early childhood education for all New Mexico children. Senate Bill 22, which creates the department, has passed and been signed and has been … Continue reading

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School funding has to balance with the rest of the budget

“We have to fund education by starting from what’s needed, rather than how much money is available.” As education dominates this year’s legislative session, that’s the brilliant insight we hear quoted repeatedly. As if nobody ever thought of that before. … Continue reading

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Minimum wage increase may be too much for some businesses

NOTE: after this column was published, the more moderate legislation was passed. When you own a business, you have to pay your employees before you pay yourself, whether or not you have made any money. It’s the law. You also … Continue reading

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