The bottom line is that with a state population of around two million we have over 500 thousand people on food assistance due to the extreme poverty in this state. That has doubled during the terms of Governor Martinez and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry. Neither of them have a decent economic development program and their plan could be pretty much summed up as tax cuts for corporations.
This graphic underscores my objection to funding the Albuquerque Bio Park with the gross receipts tax hike that is on the ballot. Business gets tax breaks while the poor build a better Zoo.
Overall, this last graphic says it all.