On this week’s Tipping Point conversation Paul and Wally discuss Gov. Lujan Grisham’s vetoes of the “tax omnibus” bill in great detail. You can read our analysis here. Not only do the policy moves not make sense, neither the Gov.’s decisions nor the original bill have any political coherence. What do the vetoes mean for New Mexico’s economic situation? Martin Heinrich had some thoughts on the vetoes as did numerous left-wing interest groups, but Wally and Paul have their own nuanced takes on the pros of the vetoed tax hikes and the cons of the lost tax cuts.
The capital Outlay bill includes $10 million for a new abortion clinic. This is emblematic of New Mexico’s failed capital outlay process and politicians who care more about catering to national interest groups than their own constituents.