APS spends $25,000 on new pro-tax-hike mailers: RGF comments

If you have followed the Rio Grande Foundation over the years, you may know that we have repeatedly expressed concerns about taxpayer-financed lobbying for higher taxes. See past articles here and here. Now, Albuquerque Public Schools has spent $25,000 (in addition to the $1,000,000 to hold the election itself) to “educate the voters on the “need” for a 19% property tax increase to fund new school construction and other capital projects.

Ballots will be mailed out in early January with the final tally on February 5, 2019.

The story is below. RGF president Paul Gessing is interviewed toward the end.

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One Reply to “APS spends $25,000 on new pro-tax-hike mailers: RGF comments”

  1. How is it not unConstitutional or out right illegal to use our own tax money against us? Even in Sandoval County where I live and as you mentioned, they are raising their own pay. What is a NM taxpayer to do? With the new crew in Santa Fe it will only get worse.

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