Think New Mexico Selected as Finalist for 2013 Nonprofit of the Year by Albuquerque Business First!
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.
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.
New Mexico Should Ban Political Contributions from Lobbyists and Government Contractors, just as the federal government has banned federal contractors from making political contributions to federal candidates since passage of the Hatch Act in 1940, as described in this recent letter to the editor of the Albuquerque Journal. Learn more about Think New Mexico's initiative and encourage your legislators and the Governor to support it. Read more about these important reforms.
Albuquerque Journal Editorial Highlights the Benefits of Smaller Schools, including "delivering better outcomes for less money, increasing graduation rates and leveling the playing field for low-income kids." Read the full editorial here, and check out Think New Mexico's ongoing effort to incentivize the creation of smaller schools for New Mexico's students.
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