Repeal costly Davis-Bacon laws which drive up construction costs: No Way!
Any regulatory or occupational licensing reform at all? Fat chance.
School choice? Not as long as the unions roam the halls of the Roundhouse!
Now we can add tax reform to the parade of status quo policies that New Mexico’s Democrat-controlled Legislature is unwilling to even consider.
As the article (see link above) by Bruce Krasnow of the New Mexican quotes Senate Majority Leader Wirth saying, “We’re not doing another big omnibus bill. No way.”
So, we’ll have a new $400,000 study out soon and the “conservative” party of New Mexico (if the measurement is conserving the status quo) has finally decided to just stop the charade of saying they’d be willing to consider revenue-neutral tax reform. It is sad but not surprising and until the electorate stops voting for the status quo, politicians are going to keep giving it to us.
As Rep. Patty Lundstrom said back in August, “To put it simply, a strong national economy is lifting up our state and, hopefully, the trend will continue and even increase.” I guess New Mexico will just wait around for President Trump and the price of oil to lift us out of our economic recession.