I announced today that state revenue is up 13%, with more than $672 million more available for critical needs in New Mexico.
When I took office, I inherited a $450 million budget deficit. We turned that deficit into a surplus….without raising taxes!
In fact, we have cut taxes and fees 57 times and I have vetoed over a BILLION DOLLARS in tax and fee increases on New Mexico taxpayers. At the same time, we have increased education spending to its highest level ever and ensured... we have a strong safety net for those in need.
I am proud of the fact that our state’s fiscal house is well in order!
I appreciate the administration’s efforts to bring states to the table as they go about taking steps to better secure our border. The men and women of the New Mexico National Guard are well-trained professionals, and the I fully support them fully in any mission — state or federal; at home or abroad.
One of my first actions upon taking office was to end the Sanctuary State policy in New Mexico. And after many years of fighting, we also succeeded in repealing the dangerous law that gave driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.