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Fri May 12, 2017, 01:22 AM

Governor open to restoring food tax as part of reform bill

ALBUQUERQUE Gov. Susana Martinez, who in the past vehemently opposed restoring a tax on groceries, told reporters Wednesday she would consider the idea if it is part of a comprehensive package of tax reforms.

Martinez spoke to reporters following a speech at the Economic Forum of Albuquerque at the Hotel Albuquerque in which she talked about the upcoming special session of the New Mexico Legislature, scheduled for May 24.

I would not support increasing the taxes on food if its a standalone piece, the two-term Republican said. It has to be something that is going to be considered in a very broad tax reform that broadens that base, lowers the gross receipts tax for all the consumers [and] takes care of that business-to-business pyramiding.

Martinez called on lawmakers to consider just such an approach when she set the agenda for a special session that became necessary to resolve a standoff between the governor and Democratic leaders in the Legislature over the state budget.

Read more: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/governor-open-to-restoring-food-tax-as-part-of-reform/article_f1951682-b74d-5358-9cbf-b7eac464638b.html

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Fri May 12, 2017, 01:29 AM

1. Uncool

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Fri May 12, 2017, 02:28 AM

2. So, the food that the poorest can barely afford

is now going to be made not affordable at all.

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