Snuffed Out By Filibuster – New Mexico State Graduate Employment Tax Credit

The State of New Mexico’s 2012 legislative session ended Thursday at noon.  A number of legislative proposals never made it to the floor, including a proposed State Graduate Employment Tax Credit (see previous post).
As reported today by the New Mexico Daily Lobo,

Rep. Dennis Roch (R, Texico) used a filibuster Thursday morning to delay the State Graduate Employment Tax Credit (SB 16), which would have given businesses incentives to hire college graduates from New Mexico. GPSA President Katie Richardson said the bill died waiting to be heard.


Sen. Timothy Keller (D, Albuquerque) sponsored the bill and said it was heralded as one of the best of the session. The good news is it should be straightforward when the legislature hears it in the next session, he said.


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