If you look carefully at the City of Albuquerque’s Council meeting agenda for tonight (Feb. 5) you’ll notice a line item for the municipal gas tax of 2 cents/gallon. But underneath it says “died on expiration.”
We have confirmed that this indeed means that the proposed City of Albuquerque gas tax is and that tonight’s agenda items is the administration of last rites for this misguided proposal. It will no longer be considered in its current form and will have to be put forth as a brand new proposal at some point (if ever). So, this is a bit of good news for residents of the City of Albuquerque. The Rio Grande Foundation fought against this tax hike.
Who knows what will happen in the future? Given the liberal dominance of Albuquerque government, there is no guarantee this concept is dead long-term, but it IS dead for the short term and that is something to celebrate!