Does anyone think that LAC would actually cut its budget by that much?
So, if Ms. Shin has her way, the only obvious result is a huge increase in property taxes. Why should LANL be the only one of the 17 national lab sites to not pay local taxes?
Earlier this year, the Legislature passed a bill that would apply GRT to any nonprofit running the Lab, but Gov. Martinez vetoed the measure. With a new governor taking over, hopefully a similar bill, if passed by the Legislature in 2019, would be signed. However, there is little chance such a bill would pass if Lisa Shin is our elected representative.