It just seems to me that the Guv is more interested in repealing the law allowing illegal immigrants to obtain a drivers license then in promoting an economic recovery in the state. I am aware that she campaigned on this issue, but you would think the economy would take center stage at the roundhouse. As a follower of NM politics, it surely hasn't. The best the Guv has done was to promise not to raise taxes(and I am not sure if this is a good thing). I also dont see the Dems as doing much either. They dont seem to have put forth any new economic recovery or job plan themselves. They just seem to be waiting the session out hoping the Guv will not get what she wants.
Well, she didn't get what she wanted when it came to repealing the drivers license law to illegal immigrants. Thanks to the vote in the Senate last night, illegal immigrants did not lose this privilege. The new bill places more restrictions and penalties on the receiving and administering of licenses. Unfortunately, this is not good enough for the Guv and fellow Republicos and she has threatened to continue her fight for its repeal, in lieu of bolstering our sluggish economy.
K... Perhaps you are confusing the terms 'corporate welfare' and 'tax breaks'... There is a difference - and the difference is significant! 'Corporate Welfare', or even Welfare infers a payment made to an individual, organization, or corporation - a payment made for any reason - be it to either induce or prevent behaviors, promote Societal Goals or Mores, or for Well Being of individuals.
A 'Tax Break' of course only manifests itself as monies not taken from individuals, organizations, or corporations which while they could have been, were deferred or waived because of a perception (real or imagined) that the source of those monies might not exist or might relocate if 'more' was taken.
Not the same by any reasoning... I cannot deduce that because the State could, should it choose, tax my income at 20% - but is only taxing at 10% that I am being 'subsidized' in an amount equal to 10% of my income. Likewise, a vacant parcel of land generating say $5,000 in taxes that could support say a manufacturing facility that could be taxed at $100,000 but is taxed at only $50,000 in order to attract it is still a NET INCREASE in revenue. Of course, one can look at it more than one way... You see a $50,000 DOWN; I see a $50,000 UP... Glass half empty, glass half full...
I'm not saying I agree with what corporations do regards to taxes. I'm just stating the reality and if you want to do battle with their lawyers and their unlimited resources, then you will simply dig a bigger hole for the State. Pick you battles. This one isn't worth fighting right now. Taking licenses away from illegals is worth the effort.
You do not need Auto Insurance to obtain a Drivers License in NM. You do need Auto Insurance to register a vehicle.