New Mexico has a jobs crisis and Republicans in charge in Santa Fe have a plan to fix it.
In case you missed it, here’s what the governor’s administration and House Republicans rolled out this week in the legislature:
Part 1: “Lower wage costs 30% – This week, one of the craziest Republicans in Santa Fe offered up one of the dumbest bills to fix our jobs crisis. Naturally, it was put on the fast track by GOP leaders. Rep. Nora Espinoza (R-Roswell) proposed HB200 which would repeal New Mexico’s prevailing wage laws, giving big construction contractors the freedom to pay construction workers much less and sidestep some processes that ensure public building projects are completed on time and on cost to taxpayers. Sidebar: What is Prevailing Wage?