Nov 10 2020

The Working Families Tax Credit Will Help New Mexico Bounce Back

2020-11-10T16:53:17-07:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact Sheet New Mexico's Working Families Tax Credit has long helped families who work hard but are struggling to make ends meet. Given the crises of the pandemic and its resulting recession, it's time to increase and improve this proven anti-poverty solution. (State-level data on the benefits of this tax credit)

Nov 10 2020

New Mexico Must Step Up to Help Our Families Who are Struggling

2020-11-10T16:56:29-07:00Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact Sheet Families need economic relief now, and this state rebate can provide relief for those who need it most. But it hasn't been updated in more than two decades. Improving this rebate would make our tax system more equitable and ensure that all New Mexicans can survive through and thrive after the pandemic. (State-level data on child well-being and impacts of the tax rebate)

Oct 02 2020

Policy, Advocacy, and Child Well-being In New Mexico:

2020-10-06T12:57:32-06:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Presentation Created for the NM Public Health Association's annual conference, this presentation looks at the intersection of state tax and budget policies with social determinants of health. It gives examples of evidence-based policy solutions that promote racial justice and some tips on how to participate in policy and budget decisions that improve outcomes for kids. (State-level data on some impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic)

Sep 01 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Well-Being in New Mexico

2020-09-22T16:42:42-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Fact sheet COVID-19 and the resulting recession have caused great hardship for many New Mexico children and their families. This fact sheet looks at some of the areas where children have been impacted, including their economic and food security, and education. (State-level data on various indicators of child well-being)

Jul 13 2020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: The HEROES Act

2020-07-23T10:19:27-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Fact sheet (ninth in the series) The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession are wreaking havoc on New Mexico and have led to high unemployment. Federal funding is needed to help the state and local governments to ensure that health care, education, first responders, and other services continue uninterrupted. The HEROES Act could be that tool -- if it is passed by the U.S. Senate and signed by the president. (State-level data on unemployment)

Jun 29 2020

Taxing Groceries Would Make New Mexico’s Food Insecurity Problem Worse

2020-08-27T12:27:03-06:00Health Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Fact sheet Despite the state having high rates of food insecurity, some lawmakers still talk about bringing back the tax on groceries. This may become an especially easy target as lawmakers look to replace state revenue that has been wiped out due to the COVID-19 pandemic, economy downturn, and drop in oil prices. Here's why they shouldn't. (State-level data on child food insecurity, SNAP usage, and more.)

Jun 24 2020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Health Care

2020-08-27T13:02:55-06:00Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact sheet (eighth in the series) Health care should be universally available in a global pandemic. While the U.S. still seems to be years away from joining the rest of the wealthy nations in guaranteeing this basic right, Congress did approve some financial assistance to states for their Medicaid programs. (State-level data on rates of uninsurance and Medicaid enrollment)

Jun 22 2020

New Mexico’s 2020 KIDS COUNT profile

2020-10-08T16:32:29-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

State data sheet New Mexico ranks 50th in the nation in child well-being for the fourth time since 2013. This state profile shows how our children are faring on the 16 indicators of child well-being used in the national KIDS COUNT rankings. (State-level data on the 16 indicators of child well-being.)

Jun 10 2020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Housing Assistance

2020-07-14T11:31:58-06:00Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact sheet (seventh in the series) Poverty, the lack of affordable housing, and other aspects of housing insecurity were already problematic in New Mexico before the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn. If these additional challenges push families into crowded housing or homelessness, the risk of contagion will increase. Federal stimulus has helped, but much more is needed. (State-level data on housing challenges and poverty)

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