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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.

Harding County’s $3,082-per-month cost of living is the highest in New Mexico

Residents of Harding County need to make $3,082 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in New Mexico.

New Mexico’s public pensions are 56.7% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to New Mexico’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 56.7 percent of the total, the seventh lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

New Mexico disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in New Mexico is $21,805, study finds

College graduates in New Mexico have an average debt burden of $21,805, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 17.4% of total state, local levies in New Mexico, study finds

State income tax revenues in New Mexico represent 17.4 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

New Mexico scores 70.6 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

New Mexico earned a score of 70.6 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

New Mexico ranks 36th lowest in state, local government GDP, study finds

New Mexico finished 36th lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

New Mexico pension plans are 63% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the New Mexico public pension plans stands at 63%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

McKinley rated least livable among New Mexico counties, study finds

McKinley was ranked New Mexico’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

New Mexico ranks 24th highest on distilled spirits taxes

The state distilled spirits excise taxes in New Mexico ranked 24th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

$256,168 in annual income gets you into New Mexico’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $256,168 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in New Mexico, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

New Mexico ranks 5th highest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in New Mexico ranked in a tie for fifth in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

New Mexico ranks 15th highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in New Mexico ranked 15th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

New Mexico ranks 15th highest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in New Mexico ranked 15th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

New Mexico has 26th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

New Mexico finished 26th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

By the Numbers: New Mexico not among the 17 jurisdictions with vaping taxes

Seventeen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

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