096 LFC Report, Tariff Impacts, Pay Raises and more

n this week’s discussion Paul and Wally discuss a recent presentation/report of the Legislative Finance Committee of the New Mexico Legislature. The report shows just how incredible the oil and gas boom going on is, how much New Mexico relies on the industry, and how much is still to come in the Permian Basin assuming the political class doesn’t get in the way.

Also, the LFC report shows just how generous and large the State’s film subsidies really are.

Because of the importance of both the oil and gas industry to New Mexico and free trade, the RGF strongly supported efforts to expand exports of both crude oil and liquefied natural gas. With the Trump Administration imposing tariffs how are these new export markets performing? http://www.errorsofenchantment.com/as-tariffs-w-china-ramp-up-how-are-lng-crude-exports-doing/

Bernalillo County Commission has introduced both a plastic bag ban AND a mandatory sick leave ordinance.

Both Gov. Lujan-Grisham and the City of Albuquerque offer top officials large pay raises. 

ABQ considers ranked choice voting and imposing fees for serious accidents.