MLG rewards top staffers w/ your tax dollars

To the winner go the spoils. The budget recently passed by the New Mexico Legislature and signed by Gov. Lujan Grisham included 6% raises for most government workers. In normal times those are generous raises although to be fair for March of 2023 the annual inflation rate was a robust 5.0%.

But, if you are among Gov. Lujan Grisham’s core lieutenants in government you were hardly limited to 6 percent pay raises. Many within the Gov.’s inner circle received double-digit pay increases with some of them in excess of 20 or even 30%. The following handy chart is from the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Obviously we don’t think these big pay hikes are deserved and New Mexicans should be concerned about the Gov. rewarding her innermost circle for their loyalty.