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Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF MAY 26

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The Sun is in Gemini and a First Quarter Moon emerges on June 1. During the quarter moon phases, Madame G recommends rest and reflection in preparation for change. You may notice tempers flaring and drivers enacting creative driving. Take your time and don’t rush. Enjoy this season, remember we only have so many left. Honor...

I want to get off Gov. Martinez’s wild tax reform ride

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This week lawmakers will meet for the second special session called in eight months. At a cost of $50,000 a day, and no formal agenda or tax plan presented by the administration, New Mexicans should feel like they are being taken for a ride.

Although Governor Susana Martinez has announced her priorities for the reconvening—the budget, comprehensive tax reform, and confirmation hearings for her university regents—the focus of this special session should be the budget.

Our universities have no state funding for their fiscal year, which begins in less than 40 days. In addition, thanks to her veto of the bipartisan revenue package, the state lacks about $156 million needed to pay for...

Martinez tax pledge could lead to what happened in Louisiana

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The governor vetoed the entire higher education budget totaling almost $3 billion, along with the entire budget for the Legislature, to force lawmakers back to Santa Fe for a special legislative session to redo the state spending plan for the budget year that starts on July 1 and to overhaul the gross receipts tax system.

She says she is against raising taxes on New Mexicans but willing to allow some new revenue to support the budget. We’ve seen “no tax” pledges coupled with deeps cuts to higher education in other states and how distressing the combination has been to students, families, and communities.

For years, a number of governors have pitted higher education against...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF MAY 19

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The Sun exits Taurus and enters ever-changeable Gemini. Expect the unexpected. You may discover new things about yourself this month. Madame G suggests you take a risk and try new things. Travel to new places. Eat new foods. Meet new and exciting people. Try something you’ve never tried before. You may just surprise yourself. Give life a chance! Live well.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re heading into a new chapter. This is exciting. You’ve probably noticed that developing muscles takes effort. It can be painful. Don’t fret! This is to be expected. It’s the growing pains before enlightenment. You’re on the right track. Madame G suggests you take a long hard look in the...

Economic Development Week …

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Progress in New Mexico’s Economy

Despite strong headwinds from federal budget cuts, the national recession, and a crisis in the oil and gas industry, we’re continuing to diversify New Mexico’s economy. Under the leadership of Governor Susana Martinez and her administration, we’re making our state more competitive for jobs and investment.

We’re fighting for bold reforms that make it easier for businesses to grow, like cutting taxes 37 times. New Mexico used to punish companies for selling goods out of state – not anymore. Now we have a single sales factor, which makes it easier for manufacturers to make and sell products. Since these and other reforms, New Mexico has been...

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