Rail Runner Tax Hile on Ballot in November

With a hotly-contested Presidential race, not to mention Senate and Congressional races on the ballot here in New Mexico, there has not been much discussion of a tax hike that voters throughout the northern and central portions of the state will be voting on.
Voters in in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Taos counties are being asked to approve a one-eight cent increase in the gross receipts tax to fund the Rail Runner and various transit projects in November. I debated the issue with Laurence Rael, Executive Director of MRCOG before the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce’s transportation task force recently. The powerpoint of my presentation is available here.

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