Day: May 26, 2021

FEDERAL STIMULUS: Unemployment Fund Should Be First to Benefit from Flexibility

The next round of federal stimulus money – a cool $1.75 billion set to be deposited in New Mexico accounts this month – could have broad and flexible allowable uses, according to an Albuquerque Journal article this week. The state Legislature and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham may still disagree over who has the authority to …

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SOLARE COLLEGIATE: ABQ Charter in the Business of Defying Odds

With an extraordinary school year just weeks away from being in the rearview mirror, we’re spotlighting a charter school the Chamber supported through its launch a couple years ago. Solare Collegiate is a middle school that serves largely low-income students whose strong academic performance proves that demography is not destiny. Its founder and director is …

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RETURN-TO-WORK INCENTIVES: It’s Time for the Next Tool to Support Our Businesses

Over the weekend, the Albuquerque Journal reported that a recent study showed New Mexico tied for third-highest unemployment rate in the country at 8.2% last month. In the article, a University of New Mexico economist observes that the state’s unemployment rate is often on the high end of the national spectrum, and that our economy …

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