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2013

“Gross receipts tax reform may have shot in Legislature in 2014”

NM KIDS are COUNTing on Us policy agenda launch coverage

“Education cuts called deepest in U.S.” Report: N.M. going in ‘wrong direction’; critics disagree

“State’s cuts to education are among deepest in nation”

“NM’s school funding cuts among deepest”

“Emptier cupboards” As SNAP benefits stand to be reduced, many will have trouble with hunger

“Lottery scholarship in need of fix”

“Legislature urged to make scholarship fix” Task force studies lottery fund change

“Dropping Out=Hard Life”

2013 National KIDS COUNT Data Book coverage

“Congress Considers Cuts in Food Stamps”

“Health Officials Plan to Start Home Visitation Program”

State of Working New Mexico report coverage

“Oil Patch County Paces Population Growth”

  • by Barry Massey, Associated Press (Farmington Daily Times, Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Silver City Daily Press, Portales News Tribune, Hobbs News-Sun, Clovis News Journal, Artesia Daily Press) (May 23-25, 2013; pdf)

“Metro Area Eighth for Suburban Poverty”

“Remember the Big Picture on Taxes”

  • Commentary by Gerry Bradley, NMVC Research Director Santa Fe New Mexican, Deming Headlight (April 16, 2013; pdf)

“Great Tax Race: New Mexico Cuts Corporate Taxes to Help Diversify Economy”

“N.M. Among Worst in Child Abuse Deaths”

“Tough to Predict Tax Future”

“‘Game Changer’ Tax Deal Signed”

  • by James Monteleone, Albuquerque Journal, Journal Santa Fe, Portales News-Tribune (April 5, 2013; pdf)

“Martinez Signs Tax Package Measure”

  • by Barry Massey, Associated Press (Santa Fe New Mexican, Farmington Daily Times, Clovis News Journal, Hobbs News-Sun, Artesia Daily Press, Roswell Daily Record) (April 5, 2013; pdf)

“Martinez Signs Bill to Cut Taxes on Businesses”

  • by Milan Simonich, Texas-New Mexico Newspapers (Las Cruces Sun-News, Silver City Sun-News, Alamogordo Daily News, Carlsbad Current Argus) (April 5, 2013; pdf)

“Tax Changes Only a Piece of Jobs Puzzle”

“No Agreement on Health Exchange as Deadline Looms”

  • by Trip Jennings, New Mexico In Depth (Las Cruces Sun-News, Silver City Sun-News, Santa Fe New Mexican, Alamogordo Daily News, Ruidoso News) (March 4, 2013; pdf)

“N.M.’s Higher-Ed Cuts Exceed U.S. Average”

“GOP Seeks NM Tax System Overhaul”

  • by Barry Massey, Associated Press (Portales News Tribune, Clovis News Journal, Hobbs News-Sun, Roswell Daily Record, Artesia Daily Press) (Feb. 1, 2013; pdf)

2012

“Legislative Committee to Review New Report on Tax Expenditures: Food tax exemptions, film incentives among highest cost to state”

“Wage Fight Goes Public: Sides will try to sway voters”

“State Wrestling with Decision on Medicaid: Administration queries feds about options for expansion”

US Census data release coverage

  • KOAT TV (Sept. 18, 2012)
  • New Mexico Business Weekly (Sept. 14, 2012; pdf)
  • Huffington Post (Sept. 14, 2012)
  • Associated Press (Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Las Cruces Sun-News, Farmington Daily Times, Portales News-Tribune, Roswell Daily Record, Silver City Daily Press, Las Vegas Optic, Gallup Independent, Hobbs Sun News, Artesia Daily Press) (Sept. 13, 2012; pdf)
  • Download our press release (Sept. 12, 2012; pdf)

“Minimum Wage to Get Vote”

“GOP Wasting Time on ACA Repeal”

The Tax Revenue Benefits of Health Care Reform in New Mexico updated report coverage

“Report: ‘Ryan Plan’ Would Cost NM Millions”

“SF Chamber to Seek Cap on Nation’s Highest Minimum Wage”

2012 National KIDS COUNT Data Book coverage

  • KOAT TV (July 28, 2012)
  • Albuquerque Journal (July 26, 2012; pdf)
  • Las Cruces Sun News (Aug. 21, 2012; pdf)
  • Associated Press (Las Cruces Sun-News, Las Vegas Optic, Ruidoso News, Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Gallup Independent, Farmington Daily-Times, Hobbs Sun-News, Roswell Daily Record, Alamogordo Daily News, Silver City Daily Press, Carlsbad Current-Argus) (July 26, 2012; pdf)
  • Download our press release (July 25, 2012; pdf)

“Hispanic Jobless Rate Grim: Youth, lack of education cited for disparity”

“Poverty, Education Risks for Immigrants”

“Medicaid Expansion Next NM Debate”

“Health Exchange Panel Formed”

“NM Unemployment Fund in ‘Dire’ Condition”

“Child Advocacy Director Hired”

“Health Insurance is Not Broccoli”

  • Commentary by Nick Estes, NMVC Deputy Policy Director, nmpolitics.net (April 18, 2012)

“Use County Health Rankings to Create Kids Programs”

“Who’s Really Paying the Highest Taxes”

  • Commentary by Gerry Bradley, NMVC Research Director, Albuquerque Journal (April 13, 2012, pdf)

“Affordable Care Act Already Benefiting State”

“Affordable Care Act is Great for New Mexico Kids”

  • Commentary by Bill Jordan, NMVC Policy Director, nmpolitics.net (April 2, 2012)

“State Unveils Plans for Medicaid Revamp”

“Closing Tax Loophole is more than a ‘Fairness’ Issue”

  • Commentary by Alicia Manzano, NMVC Outreach Director, nmpolitics.net (Feb. 15, 2012; pdf)

“Organization Opposing Hamilton Legislation on Voter Identification”

“GOP Photo ID Bills Shot Down”

“AG: Early-Ed Plan Needs Congress’ OK”

“Tax Bills Proliferate, But to What End”

“Job-Loss Data Understates Deeper Woes”

“Taxes Matter; Here’s Why”

  • Commentary by Bill Jordan, NMVC Policy Director, nmpolitics.net, New Mexico Business Weekly (Jan. 31, 2012)

“Just Another Job Creation Scam”

  • Commentary by Bill Jordan, NMVC Policy Director, nmpolitics.net (Jan. 16, 2012)

2011 New Mexico KIDS COUNT report coverage

“Changes Proposed to Lottery Program”


2011

“Grant Given to Improve Child Health”

“Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid Score Low on Poll”

“Doing it Right the First Time”

“Report: State Should Raise Cash for Schools”

“The Unlevel Playing Field”

  • Commentary by Sharon Kayne, NMVC Communications Director, nmpolitics.net (Nov. 2, 2011)

“New Stimulus Exactly What Economy Needs”

  • Commentary by Nick Estes, NMVC Deputy Policy Director, Albuquerque Journal (Oct. 21, 2011; pdf)

“Child Care Centers Closing in State Budget Squeeze”

“Candidate Griego Leaves Nonprofit”

“School Press Conference Focuses on Early Education”

“1 in 5 New Mexicans Poor: Census Data Show Poverty is Growing”

  • by Juan Carlos Rodriguez and Pat Vasquez-Cunningham, Albuquerque Journal (Sept. 23, 2011; pdf)

The Tax Revenue Benefits of Health Care Reform in New Mexico report coverage

“Sidonie Squier Puts Her Head in the Lion’s Mouth: ‘Changing Medicaid must be done’”

2011 National KIDS COUNT Data Book coverage

“New Mexico’s Empty Unemployment Rate Drop”

“NM’s Modest Recovery Hesitant, Uneven”

“Simpson Honored by New Mexico Office of African American Affairs”

“SFPS Graduation Rates Dismal”

“Medicaid Stimulus Money Gone, Program Runs Deficit”

“Hearing on Medicaid Hints at Conflict to Come”

“Medicaid Redesign Concerns Advocates”

“Health Care Reform to Add Jobs”

“Sec. Squier Rejects Call for Public Medicaid Restructuring Task Force”

“Budget Fix Needn’t Be Cruel”

“Business Writer Honored with UNM Alumnus Award”

“Outwageous”

“Pay to Stay”

“Briefs: Gas Hogs”

“Health Act Gives Us a Future”

“No Kidding: Child Care in Santa Fe is Growing―Out of Reach”

“Focus on Revenue: Lawmakers put brakes on bill—for now—that would require changes in corporate income tax reporting”

“Ex-Richardson Officials Represent Movie Industry”

“It’s Hard to Tighten Your Belt When You are Wearing Diapers”

“Paradigm Shift is Necessary to Ensure all Kids are Ready for School”

  • Commentary by Sharon Kayne, NMVC Communications Director, nmpolitics.net (Feb. 3, 2011)

“Give Voters a Say in Pre-K Investment”

“Immigrants Required to Pay Taxes: ITIN lets undocumented workers file returns”

2010 KIDS COUNT in NEW MEXICO report coverage

“Early Childhood Advocates Prepare to Make ROI Case to Legislators”

“Hang On! From economic to political to nuclear, sfr examines the issues that will define 2011″


2010

“Report: New Mexicans Favor Statewide Programs that Support Young Children”

“Pre-K Cuts Stir Concern”

“Closing Loophole Won’t Cost Jobs”

“Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Should be Reversed in NM”

“Report: Workforce Not Prepared for Next Decade”

“Medicaid Essential to New Mexican’s Welfare”

“Job Outlook Bleak: Economist says recovery in Santa Fe will be ‘long, drawn-out process’”

All She Wrote “Census Provides Old News: We’re Still Poor”

“Parents Vital in Early Development”

“Medicaid Faces Huge Shortfall In NM More people, less federal cash means $360M deficit”

“Report−State’s Poverty Rate Up: Census Bureau says NM is third highest in US”

  • by Barry Massey, Associated Press (Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Portales News-Tribune, Silver City Sun-News, Roswell Daily Record, Clovis News Journal, Las Cruces Sun-News, Farmington Daily-Times, Durango Herald, Artesia News, Los Alamos Daily Monitor, and Gallup Independent) (Sept. 18, 2010; pdf)

“Federal Spending in NM Up 15% State fifth in dollars per resident, with $27 billion in 2009″

  • by Barry Massey, Associated Press (Albuquerque Journal, Journal North, Alamogordo Daily News, Silver City Daily Press, Las Cruces Sun-News, Clovis News Journal, Silver City Sun-News, Carlsbad Current Argus, Roswell Daily Record, Santa Fe New Mexican, and Daily Lobo) (Sept. 10, 2010; pdf)

2010 National KIDS COUNT Data Book coverage

“Recession and Race: Economist says job losses have been hard on the state’s Hispanics”

“Polly Arango: ‘Everyone Deserves Better’ Activist fought for the disabled”

“Consultants’ Price Obvious; Value is Not”

“Trickle-Down Cuts: Youth programs scramble as funds disappear”

2010 Fame & Shame Awards coverage

“Low-Income Families Get Break”

“Without Taxes, America Would be a Third World Country”

  • Commentary by Sharon Kayne, NMVC Communications Director, nmpolitics.net (April 16, 2010)

“Do What You Love, Singer Says”

Project Economy: “Tax Credits”

  • by Melissa Montoya, KOAT TV (March 30, 2010)

“Let’s Do It! The Time for Health-Care Reform is Now”

  • Commentary by Nick Estes, NMVC Senior Policy Analyst, Las Cruces Sun-News and Silver City Sun-News (March 19, 2010)

“Businesses ‘Slept’ in Last Election”

Project Economy: “Food Stamps”

  • by Melissa Montoya, KOAT TV (Feb. 18, 2010)

“Recovery Act Marks One Year of Existence”

“Health-Care Reform: Similar States, Different Views Alabama and New Mexico disagree on whether health care reform will spark a boom—or lead to a colossal bust”

“Moral Courage Barometer: This Week’s Award Goes to Rep. Dennis Kintigh”

2009 New Mexico KIDS COUNT report coverage

“State Stands to Gain from Health Reform: Large Medicaid population, high poverty rate mean more federal funds”

“It’s Time for New Mexico to Make Some New Year’s Resolutions: 10 for ’10″


2009

“Reinstating Food Tax Not the Best Solution”

“Effectiveness of NM’s Incentives a Mystery”

“Task Force Eyes Taxes: Budget shortfall puts all tax breaks at risk”

“Tax Junk Food, Not Fruit, Veggies and Baby Food”

  • Commentary by Fred Nathan and Allen Sanchez (Albuquerque Journal and Santa Fe New Mexican, Hobbs News-Sun, Artesia Daily Press, Taos News, De Baca County News, Las Cruces Sun-News, Silver City Sun-News, Las Cruces Bulletin, Independent, Ruidoso News, Rio Grande Sun, Sangre de Cristo Chronicle, Cibola County Beacon, Carlsbad Current Argus, Aztec Local News-Talon, Clovis News Journal, and nmpolitics.net) (Dec. 3, 2009; pdf)

Editor’s Notebook “Bill’s Black Hole: A few modest proposals for closing the budget gap, post-gravy train”

2009 Spirit of Hope Celebration coverage

“Tax Hike Group Tangles Over Options: Increases weighed for food, income”

“Governor Names Deficit Task Force: Forty members come from industries, groups across the board”

”Proposed food, income tax would help balance budget”

  • by Barry Massey, Associated Press (Las Cruces Sun-News, Santa Fe New Mexican, Silver City Sun-News, Roswell Daily Record, Portales News-Tribune, Clovis News-Journal, Artesia Daily Press, and Hobbs News-Sun) (Dec. 28, 2009; pdf)

“Health Care Reform Is Going to Save Lives”

“Cuts to Budget Need Careful Consideration”

  • Commentary by Adair Waldenberg, Journal North (Oct. 18, 2009; pdf)

“Balancing Act a Bad Idea: Governor’s budget plans are inadequate”

“Indicators: Is It Over?”

“New Mexico Has Nation’s 2nd Highest Uninsured Rate”

  • by Barry Massey, Associated Press (Santa Fe New Mexican, Farmington Daily Times, Los Alamos Monitor, Clovis News Journal, Artesia Daily Press, and Deming Headlight) (Sept. 11, 2009; pdf)

“Group Seeks Public Meetings for Deficit Talks”

  • by Barry Massey, Associated Press (Las Cruces Sun-News, Farmington Daily Times, Portales News Tribune, and Artesia Daily Press) (Sept. 10, 2009; pdf)

“Governor Resists Tax Cut Repeal at Session”

“Children Need Aid of Whole Village”

“NM Looks to Cutting Medicaid to Control Costs”

  • by Barry Massey, Associated Press (Santa Fe New Mexican, Las Cruces Sun-News, Carlsbad Current-Argus, and Portales News-Tribune) (Aug. 22, 2009; pdf)

Potential Revenue Generators fact sheet coverage

  • Syndicated columnist Sherry Robinson (Ruidoso News, Gallup Independent, Hobbs Sun-News, Artesia Daily Press, Roswell Daily Record, and Raton Range) (Sept. 9, 2009; pdf)
  • Associated Press (Santa Fe New Mexican, Silver City Sun-News, Portales News-Tribune, and Clovis News Journal) (Aug. 14, 2009; pdf)
  • Download our fact sheet (Aug. 2009; 2 pages; pdf)
  • Download our press release (pdf)

2009 National KIDS COUNT Data Book coverage

Alice King Public Service Award announcement coverage

“Public Plan Must be an Option”

  • Letter to the Editor by Nick Estes, NMVC Senior Policy analyst, Albuquerque Journal (July 8, 2009; pdf)

“What’s the ROI? Evaluations of state’s incentives go MIA”

“Conference Works Toward Healthier Children in Border Communities”

Job Watch release coverage

“New Mexico Dodged Bullet on Social Services But Revenue Worries Remain”

“Child Well-Being Declines: NM sees slight slip in ratings for 2000-05, according to study”

“Accountability is the Missing Element in NM Tax-Break System”

Tax Day Rally coverage

“Long Day, Night at Roundhouse”

“Money on the Mesa: How Albuquerque’s massive new ‘jobs first’ development benefits from some interesting financial tools”

2008 New Mexico KIDS COUNT report coverage

“NM Business Groups Prepare Legislative Agendas for Unpredictable Session”

Medicaid press conference coverage

“NM Business Groups Expecting a Battle Over New Taxes”

“NM’s Unemployment Fund Hums As Others’ Choke”

“Deluge of Unemployment Calls Has State Hiring to Keep Up”

“Pay, Play … Or Cut Away? What the Obama administration’s intended changes to the health care system could mean for New Mexico businesses”

“Solving NM’s Budget Woes: Lawmakers will have to look at cutting spending, raising taxes”

  • by Barry Massey, Associated Press (Albuquerque Journal, Las Cruces Sun-News, Santa Fe New Mexican, Silver City Sun-News, Roswell Daily Record, Artesia Daily Press, Portales News-Tribune, and Clovis News Journal) (Jan. 1, 2009; pdf)
  • Download our report New Mexico’s Revenue Crisis (8 pages; pdf)
  • Download the executive summary (2 pages; pdf)
  • Download our press release (pdf)

2008

“NM Unemployment Rises as Economy Contracts”

“Alice King Was Kids’ Advocate”

  • Letter to the editor by Nancy Jo Archer, NMVC Board Chair Albuquerque Journal and Deming Headlight, Silver City Sun-News, Las Cruces Sun-News, El Defensor Chieftain, Carlsbad Current-Argus, and Ruidoso News (Dec. 20, 2008; pdf)

“Shortchanging Working Poor Won’t Balance Budget”

  • Commentary by Don Simonson, PhD, NMVC Board of Directors, Albuquerque Journal (Dec. 19, 2008; pdf)
  • Download Dick Minzner’s response (pdf)

“Governor Takes Business-Friendly Record To Bigger Stage”

Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities report coverage

“Report: More Food Stamp Families Would Help Economy”

Still Working Hard, Still Falling Short report coverage

  • Santa Fe New Mexican (Oct. 15, 2008; pdf)
  • Associated Press (Albuquerque Journal, Silver City Daily Press, Roswell Daily News, Portales News Tribune, Hobbs Sun-News, Farmington Daily Times, Clovis News Journal, Carlsbad Current-Argus, Artesia Daily Press, Alamogordo Daily News, Lovington Leader, Denver Post, and El Paso Times) (Oct. 15, 2008; pdf)
  • New Mexico Business Weekly (Oct. 15, 2008)
  • Download the WPFP press release (pdf)

“Report: NM Ranks Worst for Employer Health Plans”

  • by Heather Clark, Associated Press (Las Cruces Sun-News, Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Farmington Daily-Times, Deming Headlight, Los Alamos Monitor, Alamogordo Daily News, Lovington Leader, Roswell Daily Record, and Gallup Independent) (Oct. 12, 2008; pdf)

Newscity: “How Bad is Bad? What the economic crunch means for New Mexicans”

  • Commentary by Simon McCormack, Alibi (Oct. 2-8, 2008)

“In Brief: State Unemployment Rate Up 37 Percent in 12 Months”

2008 State of Working New Mexico report coverage

U.S. Census data release coverage

“Festival Helps Women Artisans Gain Self-Sufficiency”

Job Watch release coverage

“Native Youth Create Policy”

“Tougher Rules for TIDDs Proposed”

The 2000 Census Undercount and What It Means for NM report coverage

Immigrants and the NM Economy: Working Hard for Low Wages report coverage

2008 National KIDS COUNT Data Book coverage

  • Associated Press (Santa Fe New Mexican, Las Cruces Sun-News, Farmington Daily Times, Portales News Tribune, Roswell Daily Record, Alamogordo Daily News, Hobbs News-Sun, Las Vegas Daily Optic,and Clovis News Journal) (June 13, 2008; pdf)
  • Albuquerque Journal (June 12, 2008; pdf)
  • Download our press release (pdf)

Pulling Apart report coverage

“Medicaid Budget Short”

“Passing the Buck: Critics Say Corporations Use ‘Loophole’ to Avoid Paying State Taxes”

The Federal Economic Stimulus Package and the NM Impact report coverage

“Recession and Stimulus”

  • Commentary by Gerry Bradley, NMVC Research Director, Deming Headlight (Feb. 14, 2008; pdf)

“It’s Time to Put an End to Corporate Welfare”

  • Commentary by Sharon Kayne, NMVC Communications Director, Albuquerque Tribune (Feb. 7, 2008; pdf)

Capitol Report: “Tax Hit Dodged”

2007 New Mexico KIDS COUNT report coverage

  • La Voz de Nuevo Mexico (Spanish; Jan. 25, 2008; pdf)
  • Associated Press (Santa Fe New Mexican, Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque Tribune, Las Cruces Sun-News, Farmington Daily Times, Las Vegas Daily Optic, Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Alamogordo Daily News, and Roswell Daily Record) (Jan. 18, 2008; pdf)
  • Download our report (92 pages; pdf)
  • Download our fact sheet (pdf)
  • Download our press release (pdf)

“What Business Wants: Groups Pare Down Legislative Wish Lists, Hoping to Keep Credits and Change Taxation Rules”


2007

“TIDD Opponents Plan to Seek Changes at State Level”

“Legislative Previews Set”

20th Anniversary Gala coverage

“Richardson’s Run: The Truth Behind Campaign Claims”

“Groups Help Fill Bellies”

KIDS COUNT: Immigration in New Mexico report coverage

“No Change in State Poverty Rate Last Year”

  • by Barry Massey, Associated Press (Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque Tribune, Farmington Daily Times, Roswell Daily Record, Carlsbad Current-Argus, Hobbs News-Sun, Alamogordo Daily News, and Clovis News Journal) (Aug. 29, 2007; pdf)
  • Download our press release (pdf)

“Invest in Solving Child Poverty”

  • Letter to the editor by Eric Griego, NMVC Executive Director, Albuquerque Journal (Aug. 15, 2007; pdf)

“Governor’s Solution: Mandatory Coverage”

2007 National KIDS COUNT Data Book coverage

Border KIDS COUNT report coverage

“Jobs and Reality: The Governor Touts His Role in Creating Employment, But Debate Rages About the Quality of Those Jobs and Where the Credit Lies”

“Richardson’s Run for the Presidency—Healthcare: Progress or Pandering?”

“Chuck E. Serves Up Pizza, Fun, Guns”

“Health Insurance Contains Unseen Costs: Our health care system is broken, even for insured”

KIDS COUNT: Hispanic Kids in New Mexico report coverage

Race Matters conference coverage

“Report−State Budget Crunch Possible: Group says reliance on energy revenue could put services at risk”

“State Would Save More Than $1 Billion with Pre-K Investment”

“New Mexico’s Gross Receipts Tax Offers Cautionary Tale”

“New Mexico Lawmakers Push for Spending Limits”

“Corporations Are Big Winners in State Tax Shell Game”

“Minimum-Wage Bill Clears its Final Legislative Hurdle: Close Senate Vote Sends Measure to Governor”

  • by Walter Rubel, Las Cruces Sun-News, and Carlsbad Current-Argus, Alamogordo Daily News (March 17, 2007; pdf)

“Extreme Poverty Tough to Combat in Rural Areas”

“Analysis: Ethics Trouble? Blame the Press”

“Future Funding: Bush’s Proposed Budget is Bad for New Mexico’s Kids”

“Richardson Is Running on a Résumé Both Local and National”

  • by Ralph Blumenthal and Dan Frosch, New York Times (Feb. 23, 2007; pdf)

“Group: Tax Bill Not Enough”

“Job Forecast—Cloudy: Growth Continues to be Slower Than in Other Parts of New Mexico”

“Children’s Advocates Can Have Strong Voice”

“English-Only No Option for Quality Medical Care”

2006 New Mexico KIDS COUNT report coverage

Reliable Sources “Governor’s Big Economy Lie”


2006

Ortiz y Pino: “The Cellar Door: New Mexico’s Lack of Education”

  • by Jerry Ortiz y Pino, columnist Alibi (Dec. 7, 2006)

“Crime? What Crime? Santa Fe has been quietly growing more violent. Is it time to make some noise?”

“Minimum-Wage Earners Win in Election”

  • Commentary by Walt Rubel, Las Cruces Sun-News and Carlsbad Current-Argus, Alamogordo Daily News, Ruidoso News, Lordsburg Liberal, Santa Rosa News (Nov. 12, 2006; pdf)
  • Download our press release (pdf)

The Crisis in Health Care and Reauthorization of SCHIP town hall and report coverage

“TABOR Troubles: Less is Not More When it Comes to Investing in America”

“Tracking Richardson’s Record on the Issues”

“Immigrants Play Vital Role in NM Economy”

“NM Governor Proposes Massive Medicaid Expansion, Universal Coverage”

“Public Policy Group Calls for Tax Transparency”

“Panel’s Goal: Health Care for Everyone”

“Child Care Less Accessible for NM Families: Families were better off five years ago”

“Report: Fewer Families Eligible for Services”

“D.C. Delegation Asked to Oppose Medicare Reimbursement Reduction”

“Despite Crash, Rocket Backers Still Looking Up”

“With ‘Sheriff’ Bill at the Reins, Times are Changin’ Governor parodies Western movies to relay his message”

2006 State of Working New Mexico report coverage

U.S. Census data release coverage

“Report: County’s Job Growth Lags”

“Wage Law Has Little Effect”

  • by Russell Max Simon and Kiera Hay, Journal North (Aug. 11, 2006; pdf)

“N.M. Aims to Expand Health Plan for Kids”

2006 National KIDS COUNT Data Book coverage

Undocumented Immigrants in NM: State Tax Contributions and Fiscal Concerns report coverage

“Wage War: The next battle in the fight to raise New Mexico’s minimum wage will be fought at the local level, in towns and cities”

“We’re in the Money: Albuquerque Sets a New Minimum Wage”

  • by Laura Sanchez, Alibi (April 27 2006)

“New Law May Affect Medicaid for Indians”

  • Associated Press (Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Las Cruces Sun-News, Denver Post, Farmington Daily Times, and Pueblo Chieftain) (April 30, 2006; pdf)

“Medicaid Users May Lose Benefits: Birth Certificates, Passports Needed to Prove Citizenship”

“Council Takes ‘Expensive Peace’ on Minimum Wage”

“Fed Reps: No Solidarity on Immigration”

“NM Personal Income Tax Threshold Too Low”

“Wage Worth Living With: City Council’s Proposal to Raise Income is a Good Start to Compromising”

  • Commentary by Sharon Kayne, NMVC Communications Director, Albuquerque Tribune (April, 13, 2006; pdf)

“Minimum Wage Should be a Fair Wage”

“Funding Urged For Job Training”

“Low-Wage Workers Deserve Fair Living Standard”

  • Commentary by Gerry Bradley, NMVC Research Director, Albuquerque Journal (Jan. 30, 2006; pdf)

Looking Askance “Higher Minimum Wage Helps Poor Buy Food, Shoes”

  • Commentary by Ned Cantwell, syndicated columnist (Rio Grande Sun, Farmington Daily News, Carlsbad Current-Argus, Lordsburg Liberal, Rio Rancho Observer, Hobbs Sun-News, Deming Headlight, Ruidoso News, Clovis News Journal, and Roswell Daily Record) (Jan. 28, 2006; pdf)

“Committee OKs Quick Minimum Wage Hike”

  • by Walter Rubel, Las Cruces Sun-News and Alamogordo Daily News, Carlsbad Current-Argus (Jan. 27, 2006; pdf)

“$7.50 Wage Recommended”

“Fair Wage Group Holds Meeting”

An Economic Success Story report coverage

“$533 Million Blueprint Aims to Improve Schools, Keep Children Healthy and Safe”

“There’s Gold in Them Thar’ Fields: NM benefits from growing mining royalties”

  • by R. Scott Gerdes, Taos News (Jan. 5, 2006; pdf)

2005

“Santa Fe Wage Battle Going to Roundhouse”

“Santa Fe Chamber Says it Endorses a Higher Statewide Minimum Wage”

“New Mexico Among Worst in Poverty, Uninsured, Census Bureau Reports”

  • by Barry Massey, Associated Press (Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque Tribune, Santa Fe New Mexican, Silver City Daily Press, Carlsbad Current-Argus, Roswell Daily Record, Hobbs Sun-News, Alamogordo Daily News, and Gallup Independent) (Aug. 30, 2005; pdf)

“NM Kids’ Lives Are Improving”

“Grades Mixed On Gov’s Record: Prominent New Mexicans speak out”

“Reforms in Mind: Change Tax System to One That is Fair, Simple and Affordable”

“Families Confront Child-Care Expense”

“Report Says One-Third of NM’s 10,000 Black Children Live in Poverty”

“Kids Hurt by Governor’s Useless Tax Cuts”

“More Children In Poverty Near Mexico Border”


2004

“New Medicaid Rules Raise Coverage Fears”

2004 National KIDS COUNT Data Book coverage

  • Albuquerque Journal (June 3, 2004; pdf)
  • Associated Press (Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Portales News Tribune, Alamogordo Daily News, Durango Herald, Farmington Daily Times, and Hobbs News Sun) (June 2, 2004; pdf)
  • Download our press release (pdf)

“Lawmakers Protect Bases, Ignore Medicaid”

“NM Seeking Health Care Solutions”

“New Mexico’s Children Have a Right to Health Care”

“Minority Kids Much Likelier To Be Poor”


2003

“Single Parents Face an Uphill Battle”

“State’s Social Health Poor, Study Says”

  • by Patricia L. Garcia, Associated Press (Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque Tribune, Hobbs Sun News, Alamogordo Daily News, and Gallup Independent) (Nov. 19, 2003; pdf)

“State’s Poor Children Mostly Minorities”

“Poverty in NM Backdrop for Debate”

  • by Barry Massey, Associated Press (Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican) (Sept. 5, 2003; pdf)

“Advocacy Meets the Bottom Line”