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New Mexico ranks 22nd in annual tax climate ranking

New Mexico finished 22nd in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in New Mexico

Bob Davie, head football coach at the University of New Mexico, earned $823,740 in 2018, making Davie the highest-paid public employee in New Mexico last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in New Mexico to reach $1.33 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for New Mexico arts agencies are projected to reach $1.33 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 64 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

New Mexico levies a total tax on lodging of 5.1%

Hotel room bills in New Mexico tack on a total state lodging tax of 5.1 percent, the 35th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

989 borrowers in New Mexico filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in New Mexico who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 989, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$128.8 million in federal research dollars flowed to New Mexico in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to New Mexico totaled $128.8 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

New Mexico received $6.6 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $6,624,639 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in New Mexico, the 21st highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

New Mexico 2-year college students pay $1,840 in tuition and fees

New Mexico two-year colleges charged students $1,840 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the second lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

3 U.S. House members from New Mexico make $174,000 annually

Each of the three U.S. House of Representatives members representing New Mexico draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

New Mexico 4-year university tuitions jumped 40.4% over 15 years

New Mexico four-year public university tuition and fees went from $5,295 in 2004-05 to $7,432 in 2019-20, the 37th largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

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.

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