Mar 25 2021

How the American Rescue Plan Will Help New Mexico

2021-03-24T15:44:07-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact Sheet The American Rescue Plan Act will help New Mexico in a number of ways - income supports, housing and food assistance for families, and education and health care assistance for the state, cities, counties, and Tribes. This fact sheet looks specifically at how children of color - who have been disproportionately harmed by the pandemic - will be helped. (State-level estimates, some by race and ethnicity, on how many people will be impacted)

Mar 09 2021

Ending Childhood Food Insecurity in New Mexico

2021-03-09T10:51:24-07:00Economic 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 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)

Feb 17 2021

Exempting Social Security Income from Taxation: Not Targeted, Not Cheap, Not Necessary

2021-04-15T14:26:11-06:00Economic 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)

Feb 11 2021

Strengthening All Communities for a Brighter Future

2021-04-15T14:04:11-06:00Economic Security Publications, Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report Immigrants strengthen our communities in many ways - from boosting the economy and the labor force to paying millions in state and local taxes. Still, immigrants are not treated with the equity they deserve. The COVID-19 pandemic has made that more clear than ever. This report looks at the ways in which immigrants contribute, how they were excluded from federal pandemic relief, and what can be done to create a more inclusive state. (State-level data on population demographics and economic and tax contributions)

Feb 08 2021

Juvenile Fines and Fees Are Bad for Youth, Families, and the State

2021-04-22T12:13:31-06:00Economic Security Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact Sheet Court fines and fees for juveniles are harmful to youth and their families, racially discriminatory, and costly to administer. They can quickly amount to hundreds of dollars, resulting in a significant financial burden for New Mexico families, taking from them some of the very resources they need to invest in their children’s future and purchase food, education, housing, and health insurance.

Feb 03 2021

2020 New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book

2021-04-22T12:20:07-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report Child well-being in New Mexico was improving. But then the COVID-19 pandemic and recession struck. This annual report provides data on numerous child well-being indicators housed under four domains (economic security, education, health, and family and security). While we don't know the full extent of the harm COVID-19 has caused our kids, some pandemic-specific data from the fall of 2020 are included. (Data on the state, county, tribal area, and school district levels on child well-being)

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)

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