Rob Nikolewski over at Capitol Report New Mexico had an interesting article this week about various ideas for weening New Mexico’s economy off of the federal teat. I offered some ideas as did Fred Nathan of Think New Mexico (I critiqued their proposals here).
Certainly, the Chamber is correct in noting that improving our educational system is an important part of turning around our economy as well, but my hunch is that getting economic reforms like pro-growth tax reform and a right to work law would do more for the economy right away.
And, as Rob noted, our friends at Voices for Children are proposing even more reliance on Washington. That is one reason liberals get so exercised about anything that threatens their precious government programs.