Pre-Special Session Negotiations Need to be Open and Focused on Resources for Public Investment

2016-08-19T13:32:20+00:00 Press Releases|

MEDIA STATEMENT
August 19, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Sharon Kayne, Communications Director, NM Voices for Children
505-244-9505 ext. 110 (p), 505-401-8709 (c), 505-244-9509 (f), skayne@nmvoices.org

ALBUQUERQUE—New Mexico Voices for Children issued the following statement from executive director James Jimenez regarding Governor Martinez’s agreement to call a special legislative session:

“Closed-door deals aren’t in the public’s interest. And quick ‘solutions’ that fail to promote long-term public investment don’t serve New Mexicans.

“For New Mexico’s communities to thrive, we need the resources for good schools, roads and other infrastructure, and safe neighborhoods. Years of tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthiest have taken away our ability to make the investments needed for broad prosperity. Some of those tax cuts also took place in closed-door rushed fashion.

“Let’s take the time to do this right. We face a choice: invest in what helps our communities thrive by closing tax loopholes for the powerful few or watch New Mexicans’ hopes for the future sink.”

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New Mexico Voices for Children is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advocating for policies to improve the health and well-being of New Mexico’s children, families and communities.
625 Silver Ave. SW, Suite 195, Albuquerque, NM 87102; 505-244-9505 (p); www.nmvoices.org