Jeff Apodaca on Budget & Economy
Build international film school in Santa Fe
Michelle Lujan Grisham said that she would push to increase New Mexico's minimum wage to $10 an hour--and even higher in the future--and either eliminate or bump up an annual limit on spending on film tax credits.
Jeff Apodaca accused Lujan Grisham of
copying some parts of his jobs plan. Apodaca has also called for the annual cap to be scrapped and said that, if elected, he'd push for an international film school to be built in Santa Fe with a mix of state and industry dollars.
Source: Albuquerque Journal on 2018 New Mexico governor race
, Oct 18, 2017
State reserves can prime pump for new jobs
Apodaca is campaigning on a promise to create 225,000 new jobs. His plan to spur job creation involves investing 5 percent of the state's $21.6 billion investment fund into small businesses, education, health care, technology and other sectors
each year. According to the New Mexico State Investment Council, which manages the fund, the state has the third-largest fund in the United States.
Source: Farmington Daily Times on 2018 New Mexico Gubernatorial race
, Aug 3, 2017
Use state reserves to boost economy
[Asked about the economy, Apodaca said], "A governor needs to bring people together, to grow jobs, to grow the economy--that's what a governor should be doing. We're sitting on over $20 billion in reserves, yet our political leaders are
nitpicking over pennies," he said, referring to state endowments. Some Democrats have argued more of the endowment income should be used to stimulate the state's economy. "It's time we invest in New Mexico," Apodaca said.
Source: Santa Fe New Mexican on 2018 New Mexico Gubernatorial race
, May 2, 2017
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