Jan 15 2020

2019 New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book

2020-01-15T11:18:35-07:00Featured Content, Kids Count Featured, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report We're seeing good news and bad news in this annual publication of the latest data on child well-being in New Mexico. While the child poverty rate has improved, for example, New Mexico still ranks near the bottom of the nation on this indicator. Besides data, policy recommendations are included so the state can take action to improve child well-being. (An annual KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, tribal-, and school district-level data on indicators of child well-being; data by race and ethnicity where available)

Nov 25 2019

Only Wealthy Immigrants Need Apply: The Chilling Effects of “Public Charge”

2019-12-04T15:09:16-07:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Policy brief The Trump Administration is trying to change an immigration rule that would harm families and children -- even those family members and kids who are U.S. citizens. This policy brief, co-released with the Fiscal Policy Institute of New York, takes a look at how changes to "public charge" would harm families and New Mexico's economy. (State-level data on fiscal and economic impacts of federal rule change.)

Oct 29 2019

The Working Families Tax Credit is a Smart Investment in a Healthier New Mexico

2020-01-10T12:26:09-07:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact Sheet Improving the Working Families Tax Credit would put more money back into the hands of New Mexico’s hard-working families – and the businesses where they will spend it. (State-level data on Working Families Tax Credit recipients.)

Oct 15 2019

Fairer Taxes Put Us on the Road to a Stronger New Mexico!

2019-12-04T15:04:48-07:00Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact sheet Most New Mexico families with children will see a state income tax cut thanks to legislation enacted in April. The legislation also helps make our state tax system more fair and will provide a reliable stream of revenue for our schools, hospitals, and more. (State-level estimates on number of taxpayers who will see a state income tax cut and the total amount returned.)

Aug 19 2019

Valuing Families at Work

2019-12-04T15:02:09-07:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report New Mexicans are working hard every day to provide a brighter future for their families and our state. When they or their child gets sick, they should be able to take care of themselves or their family with the assurance that they won’t lose wages or risk their livelihood to do so. (State- and some county-level data on share of workers without sick leave.)

Feb 05 2019

New Mexico’s Working Families Tax Credit and the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit

2019-02-05T14:08:09-07:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Report Tax credits for low- and moderate-income working families are a common-sense way to spur economic activity by putting money into the hands of consumers who will spend it. They have also been shown to improve health outcomes. These are just some of the reasons New Mexico should increase its Working Families Tax Credit. (State-, county- and legislative district-level data on who claims the WFTC and how much they receive)

Jan 24 2019

Improving College Affordability to Support New Mexico’s Education, Workforce, and Economic Goals

2019-01-23T15:53:21-07:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Report States that graduate more college students and ensure that their workers have the skills needed for 21st century jobs have stronger and more competitive economies, higher wages, lower unemployment rates, and lower poverty rates. But New Mexico has not been focused on improving access to post-secondary credentials for lower-income students and older adults that would help lead to a more broadly shared prosperity. Rather, the state is ignoring long-term economic demands, choosing, instead, to continue to be a low-wage state with the highest long-term unemployment rate, have the highest poverty rate among the employed, and have the second worst student loan default rate in the nation. (A Working Poor Families report; state-level data on state-funded financial aid and some characteristics of college students)

Jan 21 2019

Tax and Jobs Analysis of San Juan Generating Station Closure

2019-12-04T15:14:15-07:00Local Data, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Report The San Juan Generating Station in Waterflow, New Mexico, is slated for closure in 2022. Closure of both the mine and plant will eliminate approximately 450 jobs and result in the loss of tax revenue for San Juan County, San Juan Community College, and the local school district. This analysis shows that the complex is a good candidate for redevelopment as a solar photovoltaic plant, saving jobs and tax revenue. (State-level estimates of the fiscal and economic impacts of closing the San Juan Generating Station.)