Taking a Look at Taxes in New Mexico!

Why target sugary drinks for such extreme taxes?

The Rio Grande Foundation has long advocated for lowering New Mexico’s tax on beer (the excise tax on beer is 41 cents/gallon, among the nation’s highest). The RGF supported lowering the tax to 8 cents/gallon and opposed recent efforts to raise the tax….

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Give voters a say on yet another tax increase

Bernalillo County is coming after your wallets – again. The latest money grab is for a 3/16ths percent increase in the gross receipts tax. Since 2000, the local GRT burden has jumped from 5.8125 percent to 7.3125 percent. This latest proposal would bring the tax rate…

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New Mexico Liberals’ Tax Hypocrisy

A version of the op-ed below ran in The Los Alamos Monitor on March 12. What makes a tax “good” or “bad?” Fairness is often in the eye of the beholder. Should the wealthy pay more, as a percentage of their income? If so, a tax is said to be…

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Has New Mexico Really Gone ‘Red’ Under Gov. Martinez?

A version of this op-ed ran in the Albuquerque Journal on January 30, 2017. Herbert Hoover. The name is synonymous with indifferent right-wingery in the face of desperate need for “progressive” change. Earlier this month, Alan Weber, who in 2014 failed to secure the…

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