The NM Political Report commented on September 7th, 2016 when Matthew Reichbach published an article confirming that Alcohol Taxes Save Lives and Money, hand-delivered a letter to the governor’s office in Santa Fe asking that she put the proposal on the agenda for a special session. It went on to explain that Spokesmen for Gov. Susana Martinez’s office did not respond to an email seeking comment. Her public information officers typically do not respond to requests for comment from NM Political Report. You can read the full report here
Donald Jaramillo for Cibola Beacon wrote a full lenth article discussing the upcoming special session and budget shortfall. He quoted Senator Clemente Sanchez of Grants discusing the various options for closing the shortfall. You can read the full story here.
A news article was published in The KUNM on September 13th, 2016 when KUNM interviewed Dr. Peter DeBenedittis. It gave Peter the ioppertunity to explaine the plan for an upcoming special session that would raise taxes on all alcoholic beverages. The group recently commissioned a poll that found a majority of New Mexicans are in favor that idea—but Governor Susana Martinez has said she won’t support any kind of tax hike. You can read the full report here.