Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications2023-06-20T15:24:32-06:00

Racial & Ethnic Equity Publications

Jul 312023

Addressing Climate Change to Improve Children’s Health in New Mexico

Report Children are more susceptible to climate change than adults are and exposure to pollutants can cause life-long problems. There is much the state can do to mitigate climate change and to ensure that New Mexicans have the resources needed to recover from extreme climate-related events like wildfires. (State-level data on greenhouse gas emissions, and other climate-change-related issues.)

Jul 122023

New Mexico is Putting Families First in Tax Policy

Fact Sheet Our state’s policymakers have made several significant improvements to the tax code since 2019 that are helping New Mexicans who earn low and moderate incomes, improving equity, and increasing economic opportunity for our working families.

Apr 202023

2023 Legislative Post-session Review

Post-session Review Many of the policies enacted during the 2023 legislative session mean big wins for New Mexico's families. This fact sheet lists some of the highlights, along with some policies that were either not passed or were passed and then vetoed.

Mar 092023

How tax policies exacerbate racial and ethnic disparities

Fact Sheet Decades of structural racism – in everything from education to voting rights, home ownership, and even drug sentencing laws – have advantaged whites while disadvantaging people of color. This has led to huge gaps in income and wealth, and the state's tax system only makes them worse. (State-level data on income, wealth, and tax incidence by race and ethnicity.)

Feb 102023

It’s Time For Corporations To Pay Their Fair Share

Fact Sheet Profit-minded corporations will happily accept tax breaks, but tax rates aren't a big factor when they consider locating in a new state. Most of what they do consider - a well-educated and skilled workforce, modern infrastructure, good schools, etc., - are the very amenities states support with the tax revenue corporations try not to pay. This fact sheet makes the argument for increasing the taxes corporations pay on the profits earned here. (State-level data on decline of corporate income tax revenue as a share of all tax revenue)

Jan 302023

Improving equity through our tax code

Fact Sheet In New Mexico, the personal income tax is an underutilized tool to raise consistent, sustainable revenue and advance racial equity. This fact sheet looks at how our state and local tax system is upside down. (State-level data on effective tax rates by income levels.)

Jan 182023

2022 New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book

NM KIDS COUNT Data Book Given the pandemic, child well-being could have taken a great tumble. But, thanks to smart investments at both the state and federal levels, data from 2021 reflect no significant declines – and even some slight improvement. This annual report provides data on numerous child well-being indicators related to economic security, education, health, and family and community, and includes policy solutions. (State-, county-, tribal- and school district-level data on child well-being.)

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