066 APS Election, Legislature and more

On episode 66 of Tipping Point New Mexico Paul and Wally discuss the APS tax vote which will be concluded on Tuesday. If people still haven’t voted, they can do so by dropping their ballot off at the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office. One notable special interest group looking to cash in on the vote is contractors and architects. An opinion piece recently ran in the Albuquerque Journal from two prominent members of those industries.

Center for Truth in Accounting gives ABQ a D grade for its overall fiscal condition. Unfunded liabilities and pensions are the cause of the poor grade.   The Rio Grande Foundation has been up in Santa Fe at the Legislature. Specifically, the Foundation has real concerns about HB 85 which would prohibit local RTW and HB 31 which would raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour. Hiking the gas tax is on the table in Santa Fe as are textbooks for non-public schools (HB 45), and unlimited film subsidies (SB 2). Finally, Paul and Wally briefly discuss the Albuquerque Journal’s cartoonist John Trever and a recent cartoon of his.