|AFSCME Council 18|
Read Two Articles and Make Four Phone Calls - The Case Against Furloughs & Cuts
Call House and Senate leadership (have your family, friends and co-workers call too!) and ask them to stand strong for New Mexico, OVERRIDE GOV. MARTINEZ' BUDGET AND REVENUE VETOES. (target phone number below)
Brush up on the facts, read these two important articles on how Gov. Martinez needlessly vetoed critical parts of the budget and vetoed the bill to close tax loopholes. She even vetoed the entire budget for higher education. Think about that--the entire budget for our community colleges, NMSU, WNMU, UNM, and others. Crazy doesn't begin to describe it.
As in medicine, the first rule of budgets is “do no harm.” New Mexico’s budget is already significantly lower in real dollars than it was a decade ago, and the number of state employees providing core services has been slashed by about 25 percent...READ MORE
Apparently the governor still thinks that her tax cuts and loopholes for the wealthy and well-connected will attract huge, out-of-state corporations. We have tried her approach for the last six years and are still waiting for jobs to come...READ MORE
“AFSCME members, our families and our communities will fight tooth and nail to protect public services and those who provide them”, said Connie Derr, executive director of AFSCME Council 18. “The legislature worked long and hard to provide a bi-partisan supported balanced budget for the citizens. Don’t let the Governor play games on this critical issue.”
Call House and Senate leadership (have your family, friends and co-workers call too!) and ask them to stand strong for New Mexico, OVERRIDE GOV. MARTINEZ' BUDGET AND REVENUE VETOES.
If and when those votes happen, we'll make sure you know who was on our side and who chose to gamble with more pay cuts and service cuts.
House Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe)
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