393 New Mexico’s Pandemic Performance Ranking, Is Richard Branson Abandoning Virgin Galactic? and more

National report gives MLG poor marks on pandemic performance. You can find the report here. The Wall Street Journal also covered the report here.

MLG extended the health order until April 15. Arizona and even Oregon have allowed their emergencies to expire.

The recent special session of the New Mexico Legislature resulted in tax “rebates.” Taxpayers will receive checks of $250/$500 by June 30 depending on single/couple filing status with a second check coming in August. These are “refundable” credits. The rebates will reduce state revenues by $220 million with $20 million of that going to illegal immigrants, seniors, and others who do not file income taxes to the State. This legislation also creates a logistical challenge for the Tax and Revenue Department.

Is Richard Branson abandoning Virgin Galactic (that’s according to the investing website Motley Fool)?  

NM’s unemployment rate remains the worst in the nation in February, but our workforce participation rate remains low as well. 

According to Wallethub NM’s ROI for tax dollars is 2nd worst in the nation. 

An RGF email survey controversy generates controversy with the Public Regulation Commission.

RGF submits comments and encourages the public to submit their own comments on new Biden Administration charter school regulations. Comments are due by April 13, 2022 (this Wednesday).