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Gessing Column: Moody’s downgrade is a warning for NM

The following article appeared at NMPolitics.net on July 6, 2018. COMMENTARY: Despite a $600 million surplus and an unemployment rate that has dropped to an almost-respectable 5.1 percent, New Mexico’s economy is in dire shape. This bearish view of New Mexico’s...

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Holtec could bring high-paying jobs, tax benefits

New Mexico’s elected leaders and many citizens often claim to be interested in “diversifying the economy” and attracting good-paying new jobs to our state. When push comes to shove, however, schizophrenia reigns. Policymakers often outdo themselves throwing subsidies...

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NM needs to use oil and gas bonanza wisely

The following appeared at NMPolitics.net on May 29, 2018. COMMENTARY: New Mexico policymakers and citizens received some good economic news recently. Thanks to the much-maligned process known as fracking, oil production in the Permian Basin in Southeast New Mexico is...

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Pre-K programs no match for improved teachers

The Catholic archbishops of New Mexico have become the leading advocates of increasing the money taken out of the state’s “Permanent Fund” in an effort to create a variety of early childhood programs, including “pre-K.” This has been a controversial issue in the...

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This article appeared in ABQ Biz First on Monday, March 5, 2018. Albuquerque’s City Council will soon vote on yet another gross receipts tax (GRT) hike. If adopted, the rate will have risen from 5.8125 percent to 7.875 percent, a nearly 52 percent increase, since...

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