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Municipal League leads charge to revisit ‘hold harmless’

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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 10:00 pm

The New Mexico Legislature’s failure to address the thorny “hold harmless” issue during its recently concluded session has set the stage for cities and counties to seek reinstatement of taxes on food, or to rush to raise taxes even sooner.

It raises questions about whether those with the least to spare could be hardest hit by a tax on food, and whether cities and counties will exercise the full taxing authority available to them before the Legislature can do anything to limit it.

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