New Mexico Democrats Celebrate Temporary Windfall as NM Unemployment Ranks 6th Worst in the Nation

Santa Fe – Governor Lujan Grisham’s finance officials today shared their budget outlook with state legislators. The latest budget revenues are higher than expected, leading officials to prematurely celebrate a better than expected budget outlook as the state heads into the final weeks of the election. The budget revenues reveal that New Mexico gross receipts tax revenue has not decreased much, in part due to federal unemployment keeping many New Mexico families afloat as the forced economic shutdown continues into its eight month.