SANTA FE, NM—House Republican Whip Rod Montoya (R-Farmington) released the following statement on the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 state government budget: 


“House Republicans remain firmly committed to fixing New Mexico’s outdated and unfair gross receipts tax system. Our members continue to overwhelmingly oppose any tax increases, including an increase on nonprofit hospitals, that are not part of a meaningful tax reform package. This position has always been part of our commitment with the governor as well as with the hardworking taxpayers of New Mexico. Passing any tax increase without fundamentally reforming the tax code will only continue to increase the tax burden on New Mexico’s working-class families.”