And now she can't even admit that her prior dislike of the film industry in New Mexico was wrong. Economic studies have proven it and even the Albuquerque Journal has admitted they were wrong in the opposition to the efforts of Governor Bill Richardson's vision in pursuing this industry for our state. And of course in its editorial yesterday the Journal never actually mentioned his name. Astonishing!
But, a laurel to the Journal news room for a good article Sunday on property taxes in the Albuquerque area. City, County and other governmental agencies are absolutely shoving most people into an abyss with their annual 3% hike in values for property. I looked at my records yesterday and they have done it to me for ten years. It just has to stop. The legislature needs to cap the increases at 2%, like they did on Public employees cost of living increases on retirement payments.
Now, if the Journal would really sink its teeth into the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District's pillaging of urban areas of tax money to subsidize its farmers, it would be a great service. There is a real story here that must be done. If people who live in the district really knew how they are being had, they would demand reform.