Discussion Topic: Local Government

‘Soda Tax’ Unwarranted, Unworkable

ALBUQUERQUE, April 17 — The “No Way Santa Fe” education initiative, a project of the Rio Grande Foundation, released an issue brief today that exposes the fallacies behind Mayor Javier Gonzales’s proposed tax on sugary drinks. On May 2, Santa Feans will vote on…

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Vote Local and for Economic Growth this Election

The Clinton vs. Trump morass seems to have sucked all of the oxygen out of the 2016 election. New Mexico is not identified as a “swing state” worthy of too much time and attention from either major candidate, so in a sense we are lucky enough to have a (relative)…

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UNM Hospital no longer needs (as much of) your money

Every eight years, the University of New Mexico Hospital must ask Bernalillo County voters to renew their property-tax mill levy. The tax raises approximately $95 million per year and costs the owner of a $200,000 home between $300 and $400 annually. The median…

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Look carefully for impact of Las Cruces wage hike

This month, the Las Cruces City Council assessed the early impact of the city’s 35 percent minimum wage increase, the first phase of which took effect in January 2015. Its verdict: The wage hike has not had a negative effect on the Las Cruces economy. Proponents who…

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ART Boondoggle Now Faces Legal Scrutiny

For nearly two years, skeptics, critics and opponents have assembled an impressive arsenal of arguments against Albuquerque Rapid Transit, the proposed dedicated busway along Central Avenue. The mayor, seven of nine city councilors and the city’s transportation…

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