Monthly Archives: August 2018

If New Mexico decides to pay legislators a salary

  The notion that New Mexico should pay legislators a salary has been discussed many times. In 2016, a constitutional amendment was proposed to establish a salary, but wasn’t passed. Some observers think we’d get a better quality legislature. Maybe. … Continue reading

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Responsible governing requires flexibility on taxes

I have been hoping the legislature will try again to pass the pet food tax next year. This was a small proposed tax whose proceeds would have been earmarked for badly needed spay and neuter programs. For no good reason, … Continue reading

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Refugee children, New Mexico children

The federal government can ship a child back to the child’s home country, where the child’s life is in imminent danger. But if you want to take that child into your home, government won’t let you – to protect the … Continue reading

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