Feb 01 2021

Tobacco Taxes Support a Healthy Future for New Mexico

2021-04-22T12:28:31-06:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact Sheet Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined. One evidence-based way to help youth and those earning low incomes to stop or reduce smoking is to increase tobacco taxes. It also raises some of the funding needed to cover the public health care costs. (State-level data on smoking, death rates, etc.)

Jan 14 2021

It’s Time to Repeal This Unfair Tax Giveaway

2021-01-14T15:01:22-07:00Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact sheet New Mexico gives a big, unnecessary tax break to those with capital gains income. This tax break allows people to deduct 40 percent of their capital gains income from their state taxes, meaning this unearned income is taxed at a lower rate than the hard-earned wages and tips of ordinary New Mexicans. (State-level data on share of capital gains income by income level)

Jan 06 2021

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

2021-05-06T14:48:34-06:00Economic 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)

Dec 15 2020

Tax Policy: A Powerful Tool to Advance Racial Equity in New Mexico

2020-12-15T09:54:56-07:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Report Systemic racism isn't accidental - it's the result of public policies that benefit one group while disadvantaging others. Our state and national tax systems have been built to benefit those at the top (who are mostly white) while disadvantaging people of color. This report looks at concrete ways New Mexico can make our tax system more equitable. (State-level data on disparities in income, wealth, home ownership, and tax incidence by race and ethnicity)

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)

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.)

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