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The Line: House Democrats Unveil Tax Proposal

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March 1, 2019 –House Democrats unveiled their tax overhaul plan this week. The proposal includes a mix of tax increases and tax breaks. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the plan and whether it is actually the overhaul that some were hoping for.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former NM state representative
Lonna Atkeson, professor, UNM Political Science Department
Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student & president, Student Trial Lawyers Association 

For Further Reading:

House Dems rework tax overhaul proposal  — by Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican

House Republicans respond to proposed tax increases – lamonitor.com, The Los Alamos Monitor Online

Tax reform bill draws debate at the Roundhouse  – by Kai Porter, KOB 4

Governor calling sheriffs ‘rogue’ and having ‘pity parties’  – by Sasha Lenninger, KOAT Action 7 News

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham: ‘Fear-mongering’ in 2nd Amendment sanctuary counties – by Jessica Onsurez,, Carlsbad Current-Argus

The Line: Tax Issues

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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