Mar 09 2023

Historic tax bill would create economic opportunity

2023-03-09T16:13:35-07:00Blog Posts, Economic Security Blog, Economic Security News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity Blog, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage, Tax and Budget Blog, Tax and Budget News Coverage|

Santa Fe New Mexican--New Mexico’s greatest asset is its cultural, ethnic and racial diversity. Our people are the heart of our state, and now, our Legislature is recognizing that in a big way. It’s not an exaggeration to say the tax omnibus bill currently under consideration (House Bill 547) does more to improve economic opportunity and equity in our tax code than any legislation in our state’s history.

Feb 01 2023

Support children’s health through the Public Health and Climate Resiliency Act

2023-02-15T11:22:55-07:00Blog Posts, Health Blog, Health News Coverage, News Coverage, Racial and Ethnic Equity Blog, Racial and Ethnic Equity News Coverage|

Carlsbad Current-Argus--Children are especially vulnerable to the consequences of climate change, which include extreme heat, poor air quality, drought, flooding, and wildfires. However, this legislative session, lawmakers have the opportunity to protect New Mexicans from these threats to public health by passing the Public Health and Climate Resiliency Act.

Aug 29 2022

Arts can help youth in the juvenile system

2023-02-15T11:24:39-07:00Blog Posts, Health Blog, Human Rights/Civic Participation Blog, Racial and Ethnic Equity Blog|

For years, probation has been used to try and keep youth from further involvement in the criminal justice system. But, as recent studies have shown, probation is neither effective at keeping our communities safer nor of rehabilitating the youth it is supposed to serve. Probation, in fact, can actually lead to youth being further ensnared in the system.

Apr 22 2022

New Mexico’s postpartum Medicaid expansion supports parents and newborns

2023-02-15T11:25:21-07:00Blog Posts, Health Blog, Racial and Ethnic Equity Blog|

On top of the extraordinary mental and physical changes one faces after having a baby, one thing that shouldn’t have to change is one’s health care coverage. Fortunately, new mothers who qualify now have a full year of postpartum Medicaid coverage in New Mexico so they can focus on what really matters: taking care of their babies and their own health concerns.

Feb 14 2022

New Mexico must act now to help keep families housed

2023-02-15T11:29:31-07:00Blog Posts, Economic Security Blog, Education Blog, Health Blog, Racial and Ethnic Equity Blog|

Our families and communities are safer and can thrive best when everyone has a warm, healthy place to live. However, as many as 80,000 New Mexicans are at risk of eviction – that’s equivalent to almost the entire population of Sante Fe. Worse, approximately 16 families get evicted every day in the state.

Feb 14 2022

Leaders have a chance to help New Mexicans trapped in endless cycles of debt

2023-02-15T11:30:17-07:00Blog Posts, Economic Security Blog, Racial and Ethnic Equity Blog|

For the last several years, some state lawmakers have tried to stop storefront lenders by introducing legislation requiring a 36% cap on interest rates and fees. But the predatory lending lobby has always been able to stop these bills. This year, legislation to impose a 36% rate cap is gaining momentum.

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