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Apr 25 2018

Improving the best anti-poverty measure in New Mexico

2018-11-28T16:03:06-06:00Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact sheet New Mexico's Working Families Tax Credit works with the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, which has been hailed as one of the best anti-poverty, pro-job creation measures Congress has ever enacted. This fact sheet explains why this tax credit works so well and how New Mexico policymakers could make it even more effective. And it could all be paid for by ending an ineffective tax credit. (State-level data on the Working Families Tax Credit)

Apr 19 2018

Preserving this conservation fund will keep public spaces safe, available for kids

2018-04-19T19:53:31-06:00Blog Posts, News Coverage|

Much of New Mexico’s array of scenic beauty has been enhanced and protected by a relatively little-known federal program called the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Unfortunately, at the end of the federal fiscal year, the sun will set on one of our country’s greatest conservation programs if Congress fails to reauthorize it. The loss of the LWCF would not bode well for America.

Apr 12 2018

State revenue soars, led by surging oil production

2018-04-12T09:44:13-06:00News Coverage|

“New Mexico has become too reliant on the oil and gas industry to fund these services, which has created boom-or-bust cycles for our economy and, therefore, for all New Mexicans,” he added. “Right now we’re in a boom time, but we mustn’t forget that the bust times may be right around the corner.”

Apr 11 2018

Fiscal Policy Group Reacts to Governor’s Statement on Revenue Spike

2018-04-11T16:27:42-06:00Press Releases|

“Less than one year ago, lawmakers were scrambling to pay for basic services like schools, roads, and public safety. New Mexico has become too reliant on the oil and gas industry to fund these services, which has created boom-or-bust cycles for our economy, and therefore, for all New Mexicans. Right now we’re in a boom time, but we mustn’t forget that the bust times may be right around the corner."

Apr 07 2018

Federal court upholds block on venting and flaring rule

2018-04-07T15:16:04-06:00News Coverage|

“When industry wastes gas extracted on public lands they deprive New Mexico of huge amounts of royalties and put our kids health at risk,” said Bill Jordan, policy director for New Mexico Voices for Children. “At a time when the state is struggling we can't afford to be losing tens of millions of dollars that could be put towards education."

Apr 03 2018

Value of lost natural gas projected onto state taxation and revenue building in Albuquerque

2018-04-03T15:37:21-06:00News Coverage|

“When industry wastes gas extracted on public lands they deprive New Mexico of huge amounts of royalties and put our kids' health at risk,” commented Bill Jordan, Policy Director for New Mexico Voices for Children. “At a time when the state is struggling we can't afford to be losing tens of millions of dollars that could be put towards education."

Apr 03 2018

Child Advocates Release Children’s Agenda to Inform Candidates for State and National Offices

2018-04-03T15:13:47-06:00Press Releases|

New Mexico Voices for Children has released a children’s agenda of policy recommendations they hope candidates for state- and national-level offices will adopt. The agenda, “Kids at the Crossroads: A Children’s Agenda for Making KIDS COUNT with Candidates,” contains 30 policy recommendations spanning three categories: economic well-being, education, and health. The group hopes that the agenda will spur candidates to will make concrete plans for improving child well-being.

Apr 03 2018

New Mexico Kids at the Crossroads

2018-11-28T16:04:54-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Publications|

Policy agenda With the highest rate of child poverty in the nation, New Mexico is not providing the opportunities our children need to succeed. But the good news is that we can improve opportunities for New Mexico’s kids through public policy. This children's agenda for candidates in the 2018 election provides 30 policy recommendations that will help improve child well-being in New Mexico.