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Note to GOP: Talking about raising taxes is a bad idea

Commentary by Marita Noon

What are the Republicans thinking? Coming right out of the gate, at the start of the new GOP-controlled Congress, they began talking about the crazy idea of increasing the ga-- Continue reading

Former Journal Editor Chastises in Opinion on Gila Diversion

Central issue on Gila diversion is ignored

By Bill Hume / Albuquerque Resident

PUBLISHED in the Albuquerque Journal: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 12:02 a.m.

http://www.abqjournal.com/528264/opinion/cen-- Continue reading

Letter to Editor with comments on a column

Some comments on the article "Maybe you don't know everything you think you know":

Western violates state law in the number of athletic scholarships they award. State stature 12-1-2D, limits Western t-- Continue reading

Re-Imposing the Food Tax Doesn't Add Up

By Fred Nathan

The best state sales tax systems (or gross receipts tax, as it is called in New Mexico) are broad, low, and don't tax necessities, like food.

If tax systems are broad and low, that mean-- Continue reading

Wind energy's bluster peters out

Commentary by Marita Noon

Touted as "America's first offshore wind project," Cape Wind became one of America's most high-profile and most controversial wind-energy projects. Fourteen years in the maki-- Continue reading

New Mexico Municipal League aims to fix the food tax once and for all

By William F. Fulginiti, Executive Director, New Mexico Municipal League

The New Mexico Municipal League is backing efforts in the upcoming legislative session to reverse the painful consequences of a-- Continue reading

Obama Administration kicks the oil-and-gas industry while it is down

Commentary by Marita Noon

For the past six years, the oil and gas industry has served as a savior to the Obama presidency by providing the near-lone bright spot in economic growth. Increased U.S. oil--- Continue reading

Be Careful What You Ask For

By Carla J. Sonntag

There is a great deal of controversy regarding electricity generation in the PNM service area. Much of it has been in process for years, but as it hits the current news, tempers ar-- Continue reading

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