The Rio Grande Foundation recently joined Power the Future NM and the New Mexico Business Coalition to call for Gov. Lujan Grisham to give up her salary until New Mexico’s unemployment rate is out of the bottom (worst 10) in the nation. Those groups are now working together to circulate a petition via Change.org
Gov. Lujan Grisham has kept New Mexico locked down for far too long. Businesses are struggling as are too many families who rely on those paychecks. Not surprisingly New Mexico’s unemployment rate (11.3%) is among the worst in the nation. We are supposed to ALL be in this together, yet the Gov. and many government employees have not given up much during this long economic shutdown. Gov. Lujan Grisham should give up her taxpayer-funded paycheck until New Mexico’s unemployment rate is no longer among the 10 worst in the nation.