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Jun 242020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Health Care

Health 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)

Jun 222020

New Mexico’s 2020 KIDS COUNT profile

Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

State data sheet New Mexico ranks 50th in the nation in child well-being for the fourth time since 2013. This state profile shows how our children are faring on the 16 indicators of child well-being used in the national KIDS COUNT rankings. (State-level data on the 16 indicators of child well-being.)

Jun 102020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Housing Assistance

Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact sheet (seventh in the series) Poverty, the lack of affordable housing, and other aspects of housing insecurity were already problematic in New Mexico before the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn. If these additional challenges push families into crowded housing or homelessness, the risk of contagion will increase. Federal stimulus has helped, but much more is needed. (State-level data on housing challenges and poverty)

May 302020

A Guide to New Mexico’s State Budget

Human 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 212020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Education

Education Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact sheet (sixth in the series) New Mexico's schools, colleges, and universities have been under-resourced for more than a decade. While the state did increase funding for the past two years, the pandemic and recession will make it difficult to keep our education budgets whole. Federal funding will help, but more will be needed. (State-level data on K-12 funding levels and child care enrollment)

May 192020

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

Economic 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 142020

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

Economic 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.

May 112020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Small Business Provisions

Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact sheet (third in the series) Small businesses are the backbone of New Mexico's economy. While some of the federal aid packages passed by Congress aim to help small businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic, few New Mexico businesses are likely to benefit. (State-level data on small business demographics)

May 072020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Food Assistance

Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact sheet (second in the series) With food insecurity already a big problem before the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic slump has only made it worse. Some of the federal aid packages passed by Congress allow states to expand their SNAP programs, which will help. This fact sheet looks at what this means for New Mexico. (State-level data on food insecurity)

May 052020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Stimulus Checks

Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact sheet (first in the series) Stimulus checks – also called rebates – were in one of the aid packages passed by Congress to help Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn. This fact sheet looks at who gets them, how much they will receive, who is left out, and what is left to be done. (State-level data on factors of economic well-being)

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