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May 5, 2017 – A record number of Santa Fe voters soundly rejected a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.  With the defeat of the two-cent-per-ounce tax, the city must look to other ways to fund early childhood education programs.  And Governor Susana Martinez plans to reintroduce a tax overhaul bill when she schedules the special session she has pledged to call.

Line Panelists
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Mary T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres

1 Comment

  1. Martha L Albrecht on May 5, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Early ed is a state-wide function and need so I voted against the proposed tax. Early ed should be available to all at no cost, the same as K-12. We need help from the state to each school district to support this.