About Bill Jordan

Bill Jordan in NM Voices for Children's Policy Director
Sep 07 2016

Show me the fat! (in the state budget)

2018-06-14T19:48:04-07:00Blog Posts, Economic Security Blog, Health Blog, Tax and Budget Blog|

State government has a very important job to do. It ensures that all children receive an education that will prepare them to be productive adults. It works to keep our streets safe and our infrastructure in good repair. It must respond to public health threats and keep an eye to future needs. When state government does its job well, it enables and strengthens the state’s economic growth and helps its people thrive.

Aug 25 2016

Lawmakers can’t invest in New Mexico’s future without all the facts

2018-06-14T19:56:34-07:00Blog Posts, Tax and Budget Blog|

With our schools, health care, courts, and infrastructure already cut down to the bone, and the state still short on money, there is no better time than now to evaluate every dollar spent on tax breaks to make sure they’re having the impact their proponents claimed. To be the New Mexico we wish to be, we simply can’t afford to do less.

Aug 01 2016

What’s really behind NM’s budget woes

2018-06-14T20:07:23-07:00Blog Posts, News Coverage, Tax and Budget Blog, Tax and Budget News Coverage|

If we’re going to be successful in fixing this thing before it crashes and burns, we need to look at the other failing pieces. Namely, that the state hasn’t been collecting enough money to cover all of our important expenses like education, health care, and public safety. We’ve been passing big tax cuts since 2003. Income tax cuts have been thrown at profitable corporations and the people earning the most money. These tax cuts were supposed to “create” jobs. They didn’t.