Jan 19 2022

2021 New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book

2022-01-19T11:59:31-07:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Still in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic and recession, New Mexico’s child well-being wavers. This annual report provides data on numerous child well-being indicators housed under four domains (economic security, education, health, and family and community) and includes policy solutions for ensuring a more equitable recovery. Includes some pandemic-specific data from 2021.

Nov 03 2021

Supporting Parents and Newborns for a Healthier New Mexico

2021-11-03T13:34:44-06:00Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact Sheet In New Mexico, new mothers whose births were covered by Medicaid are only eligible to receive health care for another two months. This is particularly problematic for mothers and babies of color, who are more likely to have postpartum health issues. Find out how lawmakers can make our health care system more equitable. (State-level data on maternal death rates by race and ethnicity)

Oct 06 2021

Ensuring a Fair Share: Modernizing Federal Oil and Gas Revenue Policies

2021-10-06T13:42:26-06:00Education Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Policy Brief New Mexico’s school children are not getting their fair share of oil and gas revenues. That’s because the rental and royalty rates for drilling on federal lands are beyond outdated; some have not been revised in nearly a century. (State-level data on oil and gas production)

Sep 24 2021

Many New Mexico kids, families, and seniors will benefit from state income tax changes

2021-09-24T10:52:05-06:00Economic Security Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact Sheet Changes that have been made to the state tax code in recent years will benefit half a million tax filers - all of them of low and moderate means. This fact sheet presents the basics of who will benefit and by how much. (State-level data on number of beneficiaries in each group)

Sep 20 2021

Ending Childhood Food Insecurity in New Mexico

2021-09-20T14:27:45-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Report New Mexico's childhood food insecurity rate has long been at or near the highest in the nation. The pandemic and resulting recession only made it worse. This updated report looks at why food insecurity is such a problem in New Mexico, how it impacts children and families, and what the state can do about it. (State- and county-level data on food and economic insecurity)

Aug 31 2021

Exempting Social Security income from taxation: Not targeted, not necessary, not cheap

2021-08-31T15:26:36-06:00Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact Sheet Several proposals to exempt Social Security income from the state income tax are being considered, but none of them would be beneficial to New Mexico. This fact sheet explains why these bills: would not benefit those New Mexicans who need relief the most; are extremely costly; and are solutions in search of a problem. (State-level data on income tax payments on Social Security benefits)

Aug 17 2021

Eligible but Excluded

2021-08-20T09:19:29-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report A follow-up to our Essential but Excluded report, this looks at how Asian/Pacific Islander and African immigrants and refugees are unable to access public benefits for which they are eligible - and not just during the pandemic - due to a pervasive lack of language access at many state agencies. This, despite federal laws requiring such access.

Aug 05 2021

Health-in-All-Policies for New Mexico

2021-10-22T14:36:37-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Report Your state of health is dependent on many variables - including where you live, how much you earn, and even how far you went in school. These are called "social determinants of health" and they not only impact your health but they also impact your ability to choose a healthy lifestyle. Everyone's health could be improved if lawmakers took these determinants of health into account when creating public policies. This report offers an overview of the determinants of health as well as the policies that can improve health for all.

Jun 23 2021

New Mexico’s K-12 Schools: Funding the Education System Our Students Deserve

2021-08-30T15:16:21-06:00Education Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Policy Brief Despite recent increases in K-12 funding and the ruling in the Yazzie/Martinez lawsuit, New Mexico still fails to adequately invest in the kind of educational system our students deserve. This policy brief looks at the state's K-12 funding landscape, educator shortage, the pandemics' impact, and more. (State-level data on student demographics, proficiencies, and graduation rates)

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