It was not much discussed except for an article in the Business Journal, but Gov. Martinez’s “Business Friendly Task Force has released its findings. Most of them touch on things that we’ve discussed in the past or expand upon certain economy-stifling regulations. The specific recommendations can be found here.
Among the specifics contained in the report: where they exist, adhere to federal regulations rather than developing our own, more stringent ones;
Get out of the Western Climate Initiative as a participant and instead be an observer;
The report also advocated eliminating the cap and trade rule;
Review the necessity of the “Pit Rule.”;
Return to pre-SB 33 prevailing wage rules;
All of these are good moves and the entire document contains ideas that, if implemented, would help grow New Mexico’s economy at no cost to taxpayers (and without any tax revenue reductions).