Think New Mexico Launches New Initiative to Improve Health Care Affordability by Increasing Transparency and Ending Price Discrimination! Read an excellent editorial from the Albuquerque Journal endorsing our reform proposals, learn more about the details and email your legislators and the governor to ask for their support.
Think New Mexico Fights New Proposal to Reimpose the Food Tax! Once again, legislation is being introduced to reimpose New Mexico's regressive food tax, which Think New Mexico led the fight to repeal in 2004. Sign our petition against the food tax, learn more about this issue, and get involved!
Think New Mexico Fights Effort to Reverse Lottery Reform! In 2007, Think New Mexico successfully championed a law requiring that 30% of the revenues raised by the state lottery be dedicated to student scholarships. This reform has resulted in an additional $50.6 million going to scholarships since 2008. Now the CEO of the state lottery is seeking to reduce or eliminate the 30% requirement: read more about this issue and email your legislators and the governor to ask them to oppose this misguided proposal!
Think New Mexico Recognized as One of the World's Top Think Tanks: the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania's International Relations Program has ranked Think New Mexico 57th in the world in the category of "Best Advocacy Campaign" in its seventh annual Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. Think New Mexico was the only state-level think tank to make the ranking, among a distinguished list including Amnesty International, the Pew Research Center, and the Brookings Institution. Read more in this article from the Los Alamos Monitor.
Legislation Enacted to Create a One-Stop Business Portal for New Mexico! Senate Bill 9 was signed into law by Governor Martinez on March 6, 2014 after passing the Senate 41-0 and the House 61-0! Senate Bills 8 and 10, which would have implemented Think New Mexico's other job creation policy proposals, passed all of their Senate committees unanimously but were never brought up for a vote of the full Senate. Read more about these proposals to address New Mexico's jobs crisis!
Think New Mexico Asks State Parties to Consider Opening Their Primary Elections The number of New Mexico's "independent" voters, who are not affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican party, has tripled from 6% to 18% in the last three decades, yet none of those 230,839 voters are allowed to vote in the state's primary elections. Learn more by reading a column on Think New Mexico's effort to open the state's primaries by Steve Terrell of the Santa Fe New Mexican or listening to an interview with Executive Director Fred Nathan on KSVP Artesia AM 990 (mp3, 12:30).
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