House GOP urges Governor to support repeal of Social Security tax with budget reductions

Santa Fe, NM- House Republicans are standing with their colleagues, Representative Gail Armstrong (R-Magdalena) and Representative Cathrynn Brown (R-Carlsbad), in their effort to repeal New Mexico’s tax on Social Security income. The entire House Republican caucus signed and delivered a letter urging Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to take up the matter and rally lawmakers to send House Bill 29 to her desk for signature. New Mexico is one of a handful of states that forces Social Security recipients to pay income tax on their benefits. This tax has led numerous national publications to label New Mexico as being unfriendly to retirees, which often discourages seniors from retiring here. Additionally, this tax is a significant burden for the many New Mexico seniors who rely soley on their Social Security income in retirement.

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