Opinion & Columns

Column: New Mexico and Corporate Taxes: Basic Facts

Column By District 43 Rep. Jim Hall
Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval Counties

There has been a lot of misinformation about corporate income taxes in New Mexico. Some facts about Corporate Income Taxes (CIT) follow.    

First, statements have been made that out-of-state corporations pay no corporate income taxes in New Mexico.

This is false: out-of-state corporations and their subsidiaries pay more than 90 percent of New Mexico corporate income tax revenues. 

Second, it has been said that New Mexico collects less than other states in corporate income taxes because

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Letter to the Editor: Vote for Charter Amendments to Improve Local Government

By Lawry Mann

The four amendments to the Charter seem reasonable to me. For more than two years, they have been discussed in open meetings by the Charter Review Committee and the County Council. 

The Charter Review Committee was selected by the Council to represent a wide cross section of our community. Many meetings were held by the Committee so the public could present and persuade. 

The Charter Committee members themselves had many different viewpoints. The amendments, the product of all those meetings, were presented to the County Council. 

After vetting the proposals

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Money IQ: Why Do I Need Title Insurance?

Money IQ
By Kristopher Alvarado

Why Do I Need Title Insurance?

There is a common question asked of almost every mortgage lender, whether it be a purchase or a refinance.

That question is: “why do I need Title Insurance?” To answer that question you first need to understand what title insurance is.

Title insurance is an insurance policy or contract issued by a title company to protect the owner as well as the lender against a loss that may arise by reason of a defect in the ownership interest in real property.

In addition, the title insurance company agrees to defend you or the lender in court if there

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Food on the Hill: Acai Bowl

“Food on the Hill” by Sue York
This week’s recipe:
 Acai Bowl
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com

1 package of Acai packs (4 in one package, enough for 2 people), you can buy them at Whole Foods or maybe the Co-op
13 ice cubes
either a blender that can crush ice or a snow cone maker
1 single serving of apple juice
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup of coconut
2/3 cup of granola
any kind of berries that you want
1 1/2 bananas
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
Mix together and heat the sugar and apple juice until the sugar is dissolved, then COOL in

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Column: The Hogwarts School of Management – Powers!

Column By Elena Yang

Part 1

I often find that good novel writers seem to have the innate ability to grasp complex aspects of human nature and render them in intricate and frequently gripping storytelling. 

Whereas social scientists, having spent much money and time conducting research (novel writers do research as well, albeit in much less sterile conditions), sifting through and analyzing mounds of data, participating in debates and discussions, then produce these dry-dry-dry research papers. 

Of course, it is not fair to compare two completely different genres, but it does

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Letter to the Editor: Issues or Emotions – PAC Activities Pollute the Political Process

Letter to the Editor by Rep. Jim Hall-R
Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval Counties

Voters need to know about an issue raised in a recent Letter to the Editor in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Political Action Committees (PACs) are conducting phone surveys and sending out mailers—and may do other campaign activities in the future. 

These activities are independent of candidates, usually emotion-laden, and often misleading.  

PAC activities are neither sponsored by, nor coordinated with, any candidate or candidate committee. By law, fundraising and spending by candidates must

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The Trouble with ‘Trouble with the Curve’…

Trouble with the Curve
Movie Review by Dr. Seva SSS Khalsa, DOM, L.Ac.

Have you ever thrown out a puzzle onto your kitchen table and picked up a few pieces that kindalooked like they’d fit?

You know the predictable pieces like a romance (Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams), a curmudgeon of an old man (Clint), a star egotistical high school baseball player, a loving standup friend to Clint (John Goodman), an evil computer baseball executive who wants to put Clint out to pasture all surrounding our beloved game of baseball.

Now don’t get me wrong; I love baseball, Amy Adams is cute, Clint is Clint …

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