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.
- Lawmakers Send Governor Last Bills to Balance State Budget—The Santa Fe New Mexican
- Disputes Linger on Where to Scrounge Funds for State Budget Fix—The Santa Fe New Mexican
- Listen: How Should New Mexico Fix Its Budget?—KUNM News
- Capital Outlay Reform Proposal—Think New Mexico
- Fiscal Impacts of Oil and Gas Production in New Mexico—New Mexico Tax Research Institute
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