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No Easy Solutions to NM’s Fiscal Crisis

Gwyneth Doland, Richard Anklam and Fred Nathan


January 27, 2017— This week on New Mexico in Focus we tackle some of the approaches lawmakers are considering to address gaps in the state budget for this fiscal year and next. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks to experts Richard Anklam and Fred Nathan about ways to cut from the budget and to raise revenue.

Richard Anklam is the executive director of the New Mexico Tax Research Institute, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. NMTRI provides analysis and information about tax policy and produces policy papers

Fred Nathan is the executive director of Think New Mexico, a nonpartisan think tank based in Santa Fe. The group has pushed for policy changes including capital outlay reform, repealing the food tax, establishing a healthcare transparency website and directing money from the state lottery back into college scholarships.

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The Line: Unspent Funds For Water Projects

August 5, 2016 – The Legislative Finance Committee release a report recently that highlighted unspent funds for water projects across the state. The report showed that thousands of jobs could be created from those projects. What would it take to get them going? Host Gene Grant leads a discussion about the report with this week’s Line opinion panelists.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
Richard Romero, former state senator
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP