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)

Jul 13 2020

2020 Special Session Budget Summary

2020-07-13T16:26:35-06:00Education Publications, Health Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact sheet The New Mexico Legislature was called into a special session on June 18 in order to address revenue shortfalls in the state budget due to the COVID-19 pandemic, economic downturn, and the global drop in oil prices. Although Congress had passed legislation to help the states, New Mexico still had to trim the budget lawmakers had passed in January 2020 by $580 million. This fact sheet shows what got cut and by how much.

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)

May 30 2020

A Guide to New Mexico’s State Budget

2020-09-24T09:47:53-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Budget Guide Our state budget is a reflection of what we value most and an illustration of the kind of communities we wish to create. How we spend and allocate funding – basically, how we make our values a reality – is decided by the lawmakers we elect to represent us in Santa Fe. They create the annual budget that the state uses to provide services that benefit us collectively, like education and health care. (Link to the executive summary here.)

May 19 2020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Unemployment Insurance

2020-07-14T11:50:19-06:00Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact sheet (fifth in the series) The safety measures put in place across the nation to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to massive worker layoffs. This has, in turn, overwhelmed the ability of most states to keep up with unemployment insurance claims. This fact sheet looks at how the stimulus passed by Congress will help New Mexico's laid-off workers. (State-level data on unemployment)

May 14 2020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Fiscal Relief for Tribes, States & Cities

2020-07-14T10:34:34-06:00Economic Security Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact sheet (fourth in the series) Tribes, states, and local governments are facing enormous costs in their attempt to contain, treat, and respond to this unprecedented public health emergency. Simultaneously, tax revenues are falling with the plummeting economic activity. Federal legislation was passed to help address the immense revenue needs for New Mexico and all the other states, but more will be needed in the future.

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