Think New Mexico is Hiring! Our terrific Business Manager, Lynne Buchen, is retiring, so we are seeking a full-charge bookkeeper to manage Think New Mexico's office and finances. Must be detail-oriented with a strong background in financial management, as well as excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Read the full job description and how to apply here. Applications accepted until the position is filled.
Think New Mexico Welcomes Its 2013 Leadership Interns, Alexi Horowitz, Ellie Stevens, Josh Espinoza, and Katie Valentine!
Alexi and Ellie are working with us in May and June, and Josh and Katie will be joining us in July and August.
Think New Mexico Selected as Finalist for 2013 Nonprofit of the Year by Albuquerque Business First! Watch a 2-minute video in which former PRC Commissioner Doug Howe explains how Think New Mexico's work professionalized and streamlined the PRC.
Think New Mexico Asks State Parties to Open 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).
PRC Reform Package Signed into Law! House Bills 45 and 46, along with Senate Bill 8, have been approved by the New Mexico Legislature and signed into law by the Governor. These bills implement the three constitutional amendments approved by voters in 2012 to professionalize and streamline the Public Regulation Commission. In addition, House Bill 194 has been approved to modernize the PRC's regulation of taxis, shuttles, and moving companies and promote business formation, job creation, and lower prices for consumers. Read more about the PRC reform initiative and thank your legislators and the governor for their support!
Food Tax Defeated Again! In the final hours of the 2013 legislative session, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill that would have reimposed the food tax on New Mexico families as part of a larger tax package designed to cut the state's corporate income tax and increase subsidies for television productions. Fortunately, Think New Mexico and our allies both in and out of the legislature were able to make the case against the food tax, and it was removed from the final tax package approved by the legislature in the last minutes of the session. Thank your legislators for opposing the reimposition of the food tax!
Think New Mexico Fights for Refunds for Homeowners who Refinanced Mortgages If you refinanced your mortgage after May 1, 2009, when Think New Mexico's title insurance reform law took effect, you may be due a partial refund! Check out this Santa Fe New Mexican article and this KRQE News 13 story for more:
What Do the Top Ten Performing Schools in New Mexico Have In Common? Although they come from every corner of the state, and include elementary, middle, and high schools, every one of the top ten schools in the state is a small school, enrolling fewer than 450 students. Read all the details in this recent letter to the editor of the Albuquerque Journal, and learn about Think New Mexico's ongoing effort to make small school opportunities accessible to more of New Mexico's children.
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