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Governor looking to cut your pay by 20% a week (Political Update #19)
Once again, we're in a major budget crunch. Governor Martinez aims to shutdown state government and impose furlough days, potentially beginning in April. (click here to read the latest story)
But, she has a sensible and responsible solution right in front of her:
Ask Governor Martinez to SIGN the bipartisan, compromise budget & revenue package that solves the crisis
Gov. Martinez' reckless tax cuts and loopholes for the rich and out-of-state corporations are bankrupting our state. She needs to close loopholes and update the tax code instead of taking money away from middle class and low-income New Mexican workers and gutting services to all New Mexicans.
The only reason we have a fiscal crisis is because she is protecting special tax breaks for out-of-state corporations, Wall Street gamblers, and the very rich-- these are tax breaks that regular New Mexico companies and taxpayers don't enjoy.
Legislative analysts have estimated the state should end the fiscal year on June 30 with about $90 million in unspent cash. To the extent they claim an immediate cash problem, the administration needs to find ways to balance the books other than taking 20% of the pay checks of middle class and low income New Mexico families. There is no need to furlough state employees this year, and we can avert another fiscal crisis next year if the governor signs the budget and revenue bills.
Please call the Governor and sign the petition right now.
Ask Governor Martinez to SIGN bipartisan, compromise budget & revenue package that solves the crisis
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