Apr 25 2018

Improving the best anti-poverty measure in New Mexico

2018-04-25T16:36:54+00:00 Economic Security and Prosperity, Economic Security and Prosperity Featured, Fact Sheets, Publications, Tax Fairness and Budget Adequacy, Tax Fairness and Budget Adequacy Featured|

New Mexico's Working Families Tax Credit works with the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, which has been hailed as one of the best anti-poverty, pro-job creation measures Congress has ever enacted. This fact sheet explains why this tax credit works so well and how New Mexico policymakers could make it even more effective. And it could all be paid for by ending an ineffective tax credit. (April 2018)

Apr 17 2018

Celebrate Democracy: It’s Tax Day!

2018-04-17T06:05:15+00:00 Blog Posts, Tax Fairness and Budget Adequacy, Tax Fairness and Budget Adequacy Blog, Tax Fairness and Budget Adequacy Featured|

Call me crazy but I really enjoy Tax Day because I am truly proud to pay taxes. If voting during Election Day is a self-expression of our values, then filing our tax returns on Tax Day is the method through which we celebrate those values. Taxes provide the resources to make shared investments in the things we all care about like a cleaner environment, public health, and quality schools.

Apr 06 2018

Imagine not being counted

2018-04-06T15:33:57+00:00 Blog Posts, Human Rights and Civic Participation, Human Rights and Civic Participation Blog, Human Rights and Civic Participation Featured, Issue Areas, Tax Fairness and Budget Adequacy, Tax Fairness and Budget Adequacy Blog, Tax Fairness and Budget Adequacy Featured|

The recent decision to include a question on citizenship status in the 2020 decennial Census is certain to increase the number of people who won’t respond to the census. And that’s exactly the political motivation behind the decision to include a question that hasn’t been asked since 1950. This change will be particularly bad for New Mexico.