Morning Fix - The $100K Club and More

• 1126 UNM faculty and staff make $100,000 or more. Wanna see who makes what? As of Nov. 28, using data from UNM's Sunshine Portal, here's the list.

• Speaking of $100K, The Journal's Thomas Cole describes how legislative inaction resulted in a nearly $100,000 award for taxpayer-paid legal fees to attorneys filing suit against the state.

• Petition drive to gather enough signatures to force special election on change in ABQ's City Charter to enable runoffs in political office races gathers momentum.

• AG King responds to criticism of his office in the wake of the failed prosecution of former Secretary of State Vigil-Giron.

• British-born hairstyling "academy" that charges students $16,500 tuition plans to move soon to larger quarters in ABQ Uptown. Franchisee says he hopes to open 3 affiliated salons in Duke City next year.

• ABQ Zoo adds a koala, a Chinese alligator, and a rhinoceros.

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Comment by Hunter on December 5, 2012 at 8:01am

Puts some perspective on who are the uber rich earning more than $200K (albeit before deductions) and aren't paying their "fair share".

Comment by Phil_0 on December 5, 2012 at 11:49am

Just to clarify, Albuquerque already has runoffs. As things stand now, though, someone can avoid a runoff and be declared the winner of an election in the first round if they get the most votes and capture more than 40% of the vote total. The proposed changes would require a candidate to get more than 50% of the vote before being declared the winne

Comment by RunLikeADog on December 5, 2012 at 12:42pm
Really? $200k is uber rich? As the owners of three small businesses in New Mexico, I can tell you that my wife and I pay more than our fair share especially when you factor in this State's obscene GRT.
Comment by once banned twice shy on December 5, 2012 at 1:38pm

$200k is uber rich? As the owners of three small businesses in New Mexico, I can tell you that my wife and I pay more than our fair share especially when you factor in this State's obscene GRT.


Of course, it's all a matter of perspective.   My guess is that you must be making money at those businesses, or you'd close up shop and avoid the annoyance of those taxes...

Comment by Black Dog on December 5, 2012 at 1:46pm

Thanks for the clarification, Phil. You're exactly correct.

Comment by Izquierdo on December 5, 2012 at 8:16pm

What? The dean of medicine makes more than the football coach and the basketball coach. That must be an error.

 

Comment by RunLikeADog on December 6, 2012 at 7:45am
Of course we make money because we manage expenses against income. We're not the Government,you know. With regards to GRT, I don't know of s single business owner that says, "I wish I paid more taxes."

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