Education and Early Learning/Care Blog2018-04-19T11:44:14-06:00

Improving Child Well-Being Through Tax Policy

Presentation Fairer tax policies can help to lift our children and families out of poverty and improve child well-being across New Mexico as shown in this presentation to the Legislature's interim tax committee.

October 28th, 2019|

New Mexico Among Worst States in Nation for Higher Education Cuts

Between 2008 and 2018 New Mexico cut state support by $4,030 per student (when adjusted for inflation) – the third deepest cuts per-student of state support in the nation. That’s according to a report released today by the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

October 24th, 2019|

Debate heats up over impact of NM tax law changes

“Our state lawmakers made great strides in putting working families first this year – especially families with children,” said James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, a nonprofit group that supported the tax package and commissioned the report. “These tax changes will really help our working families as well as help make our tax code fairer and more stable.”

October 18th, 2019|

Report: Majority of NM Families to Benefit from State Tax Cut

Bill Jordan, government relations officer with New Mexico Voices for Children, said currently those with the largest incomes in the state pay the smallest share of their incomes in state and local taxes, while those with the lowest incomes pay the highest share. He said 385,000 children will benefit when the revamped tax code returns $64 million to working families.

October 15th, 2019|

Analysis: 70% of NM Families with Children Will See State Income Tax Cut

Most New Mexico families with children – 70% – will get a break on their state personal income taxes when they file their 2019 tax returns, thanks to legislation enacted in April by the state Legislature and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. That’s according to an analysis by the Washington, DC-based Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), released today in coordination with New Mexico Voices for Children.

October 15th, 2019|
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