Rep. Lujan-Grisham wants to “get creative” in the areas of job creation and economic development per a recent article in the Albuquerque Journal. I’m a sucker for headlines like that because I always hope someone writing in the paper actually has a creative idea. Unfortunately, I was sorely disappointed in Rep. Lujan-Grisham who has supported common-sense economic policies, despite partisan opposition from liberal members of her own delegation.
So, what’s Lujan-Grisham’s “big” idea? Get a better contract written to encourage contracts flow to businesses in New Mexico. Yep, that’s really about it.
It would be one thing to be disappointed if Lujan-Grisham were going to stay in Washington, DC, but the rumor mill places her among the likely Democrats running for Governor. She has previously opposed “right to work” legislation for New Mexico. “Right to work” and other pro-market reforms have a far-greater likelihood (and track record) of succeeding in helping New Mexico generate jobs than yet another effort to “leverage” federal dollars (an effort that has been made continuously in our State for decades).