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 That’s because the rental and royalty rates for drilling on federal lands are beyond outdated; some have not been revised in nearly a century.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 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.

Mar 25 2021

How the American Rescue Plan will help New Mexico

2021-08-30T15:23:08-06:00Economic 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 15 2021

A Guide to New Mexico’s State Budget: Executive Summary

2021-08-26T15:08:55-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Executive Summary 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 full Guide to New Mexico's State Budget here)

Mar 15 2021

A Guide to New Mexico’s Tax System: Executive Summary

2021-08-26T15:10:39-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Executive Summary The taxes we all pay are how we fund the state’s programs and public services that benefit us collectively. They are how we build our roads, bridges, waterlines, electrical grids, and how we educate our children, advance public health, and uphold our laws. These programs and services form the foundation of our economy, enhance our quality of life, and pay dividends far into the future. (Link to the full Guide to New Mexico's Tax System here)

Mar 11 2021

A Guide to New Mexico’s State Budget

2021-03-16T12:33:01-06:00Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Budget Guide Updated in March 2021, our Budget Guide explains how the state spends and allocates funding. The state budget is a reflection of what we value most and an illustration of the kind of communities we wish to create. The lawmakers we elect to represent us in Santa Fe 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)

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