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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: State Of The State Extras

State of the State 2019

January 17, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists continue their discussion on the topics covered in Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham first State of the State address marking the start of the 60-day legislative session. This time, they focus on some items that were not specifically addressed, such as recreational marijuana, tax reform, and funding behavioral health infrastructure.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student & president, Student Trial Lawyers Association