Tipping Point NM Episode 033: NM owes the feds $164 million, NM’s economy improving under Trump, and telecommuting beats transit

Dowd and Paul discuss the problems at New Mexico’s Human Services Department involving administration of the food stamp program which have resulted in New Mexico owing the federal government $164 million.

A new report echoes previous analysis from the Rio Grande Foundation indicating that New Mexico’s economy has improved more since President Trump took office than any other state economy.

The RGF signs onto an important amicus brief relating to “excessive fees.” Telecommuting is more popular than “mass” transit. Where are the environmental groups in support of telecommuting? New Mexico’s higher education system is in need of serious focus/reform.

One candidate for the Legislature has taken a public stance against universal pre-K. The Spaceport is looking for more money. Finally, RGF has an important bail reform event coming up.

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