Latest News

New Mexico legislators receive no base salary

State lawmakers in New Mexico draw no base salary for their work, but they do receive a travel outlay of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

New Mexico community college tuitions jumped 31.9% over 15 years

New Mexico two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $1,409 in 2004-05 to $1,859 in 2019-20, the 36th largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

New Mexico governor makes annual salary of $110,000

The governor of New Mexico now draws a yearly salary of $110,000, the ninth lowest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates New Mexico K-12 schools spent $4.3 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in New Mexico spent an estimated $4.3 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 2.4 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

New Mexico children in foster care numbered 2,508 last year

The number of youths in foster care in New Mexico at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 2,508, a 5.6 percent decrease over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including New Mexico, require sales tax collections for online purchases

New Mexico is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

New Mexico K-12 schools paid out $12,505 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in New Mexico spent $12,505 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 28th highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

18.2% of New Mexico residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

New Mexico residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 18.2 percent of the state’s population, the third highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

New Mexico offers 56 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in New Mexico number 56, the 27th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

New Mexico schools get 17.7% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

Nearly 18 percent of New Mexico public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the third lowest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in New Mexico reach $2.2 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in New Mexico amount to $2.2 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 37th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in New Mexico averaged $47,152

Teachers’ salaries in New Mexico averaged $47,152 for the 2017-2018 school year, the fourth lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in New Mexico reach $1.9 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in New Mexico amount to $1.9 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 37th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

New Mexico’s public pensions are 56.6 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to New Mexico’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 56.6 percent of the total, the seventh lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in New Mexico reach $5.6 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in New Mexico amount to $5.6 billion, the 38th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Las Cruces’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in New Mexico

The Las Cruces metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in New Mexico, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

New Mexico earns grade of F for manufacturing health

New Mexico received a grade of F on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Metro Business Network