458 Rent Control Bill in NM Legislature, Questions for New Mexicans, Many Problems with Capital Outlay Process, New Mexico Education Spending and Achievement

The City of Albuquerque rejected rent control legislation, but a bill will be introduced in the upcoming session.

My opinion piece which ran in papers around the state over the last several days asks some pertinent questions.

A scandal recently exposed by KRQE’s Larry Barker involving New Mexico’s capital outlay process illustrates why passing Amendment 2 was a bad idea and highlights other issues in state/local governance.

Once upon a time Arizona trailed New Mexico in education outcomes (4th grade reading NAEP scores). According to Statista, New Mexico now spends 19th-most among US states on K-12 education (More than $15,000 per-student).