The purpose is two-fold. We have heard that some League members do not participate in League Day because they do not know what to expect at the Roundhouse. League leaders will explain the activities during the legislative session and how to be involved. Also, this will be a social occasion with plenty of time for informal conversation and to enjoy the goodies supplied by board members.
In the 2017 Special Session the Legislature appropriated $400,000 to hire a firm to conduct a study of the New Mexico tax structure. Richard Anklam--President and Executive Director of the New Mexico Tax Research Institute--will address the study and the proposed tax reform legislation. This is also a chance to chat with legislators and League members from around the state.
Viki Harrison, Executive Director of Common Cause New Mexico, will speak about the 2018 Ethics Commission constitutional amendment and what the League and other groups want in the enabling legislation.
Bill Jordan, Policy Director, New Mexico Voices for Children and Convenor of the N.M. Fairness Project, will propose revenue generators that can address the fairness and sufficiency of our tax system.
After lunch on your own, we will organize for the Roundhouse, visiting and lobbying our own legislators, and sitting in on House and Senate sessions and/or legislative hearings.
If you would like to stay in Santa Fe, Garrett's Desert Inn is offering us a special group rate of $60 single plus $10 for each additional person (plus tax) for double queen, king, or single based on availability. Call 505-982-1851 to reserve a room. You must reserve your room by January 18 with the code "Swing Vote" to get this discounted rate. The group rate is not available online.