According to the think tank Think New Mexico and political blogs New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan and FBIHOP, the proposal to reimpose a food tax, led by the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, may not have much life in this session of the State Legislature, which runs from Jan. 19 through Feb. 18. Think New Mexico has been a leading voice against this tax on groceries.
Think New Mexico said a growing number of members of the state House and Senate, both Democrats and Republicans, have come out in opposition to the tax. Lieutenant Gov. Diane Denish and a number of candidates for governor and lieutenant governor have also come out against the tax. See our previous coverage of this issue.
It's good to see so many public officials making the right decision on this issue, which would affect many poor people in our state, especially during this economic recession