510 ABQ Governance Changes, Volunteers Asked to Clean Up Bus Stops, NM’s “New” 529 Changes, LFC Reports Low Workforce Participation and High Oil and Gas Revenues and more

On this week’s conversation Paul and Wally briefly discuss Albuquerque’s City Council consideration of putting significant governance changes on the ballot.

Meanwhile, the City recently asked volunteers to help clean up bus stops. 

New Mexico’s new “529” law takes effect on June 16. The new law gives additional K-12 savings choices to New Mexicans.

The Legislative Finance Committee is undergoing a leadership change. RGF and recent LFC report both highlight New Mexico’s workforce participation rate challenges. Furthermore, according to the LFC report: Oil and gas generates more than half of general fund revenues.

Secretary of Interior Haaland ignores Navajo objections and imposed a 10 mile buffer around Chaco Monument. 

Another round of national coverage on Mississippi’s education miracle. 

New Mexico uses revenue windfall to boost current, future spending while other states including Nebraska are reducing taxes (more interesting data from LFC).