Candidates for New Mexico governor share economic plans

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — We are learning more about where both candidates for governor stand when it comes to our state’s economy and rising inflation.

Republican candidate Mark Ronchetti held a news conference Thursday afternoon, announcing his economic recovery and inflation relief plan that includes 8 steps.

Tax cuts for low and middle income New Mexicans, an annual oil and gas rebate for every New Mexican, a small business rescue plan, attracting businesses to New Mexico, increasing oil and gas production, investing in infrastructure, limiting government spending, and strengthening our state’s workforce.

“The State of New Mexico and especially our government has never been bigger and richer than it is now. It’s 40% bigger than it was when this governor took over,” said Rocnhetti. “What I would ask New Mexicans is, is your life better because of it? And for far too many New Mexicans the answer to that is no, it’s not.”

KOB 4 reached out to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s campaign and asked for an interview about her plans.

A spokesperson sent a statement touting her accomplishments.

According to the campaign, New Mexico is now among the top ten states for job growth. The campaign also pointed to up to $1,5000 in rebates for taxpayers, reduced income and gross receipts taxes, and reduced childcare costs.

According to the spokesperson, Ronchetti, “…doesn’t know the issues New Mexicans face and therefore cannot and will not deliver economic solutions that help everyday New Mexicans.”

We expect to hear a lot more from both campaigns as we get closer to the election, and as prices continue to rise.