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The Line: Tax Issues

1233 Line Tax Talk

February 15, 2019 – April 15th may be a long way off, but tax season is in full swing. At the Roundhouse, lawmakers are looking at a multitude of tax proposals, from reinstating the food tax to the removal of a tax on feminine hygiene products, known as the “tampon tax.” They’re also wrestling with the need for major tax reform. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists wind through the confusing maze of taxes in New Mexico.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Sophie Martin, attorney
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law

For Further Reading:

Tax overhaul high on legislative list – by Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal

State income tax to go up for some families – by Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal

The Line: 2019 Legislative Session Preview

NMiF: The Race For Lt. Governor (Roundhouse)

January 11, 2019 – This year’s 60-day legislative session begins next week, starting midday on Tuesday, January 15 with Governor Lujan Grisham’s first State of the State address.  There have been many bills filed ahead of the session, including those that deal with raising the minimum wage, tax code reform, and a bid to reinstate the so-called “food tax.” Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the merits of certain bills and look at predictions and expectations for the 60-day session at the Roundhouse.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita

For Further Reading:

From pet abuse to PARCC, new bills address range of issues – Santa Fe New Mexican