Discussion Topic: Local Government

Fire “Fee” Increases Just Another Hidden Tax

Fire “Fee” Increases Just Another Hidden Tax

Another day, another tax on small businesses passed by the City of Albuquerque. Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of this one- the tax increase came disguised as something called a “Fire and Life Safety Fee.” With such a dramatic name, you would think this Fee...

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Albuquerque City Government Bag Ban Contradicts Own Goals

Albuquerque City Government Bag Ban Contradicts Own Goals

Radical environmentalists and (especially the politicians they elect) have a funny way of enacting policies that contradict each other. Take New York City Mayor DeBlasio's desire to eliminate "steel and glass buildings." But, as one green website notes, "About 77% of...

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Worker freedom is dying in NM

Worker freedom is dying in NM

After only three months in office, Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham recently signed a bill ratcheting back worker freedom and local control in New Mexico. In March, the state legislature voted against worker freedom by explicitly prohibiting local “right-to-work”...

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