Tax break for train fuel steams throu...

Tax break for train fuel steams through committee (1:27 p.m.)

There are 12 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Feb 24, 2011, titled Tax break for train fuel steams through committee (1:27 p.m.). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

A bill to eliminate New Mexico's tax on locomotive fuel zipped through a legislative committee this morning in less than five minutes.

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Lujan Backer

United States

#1 Feb 24, 2011
Rep. Jane Powdrell-Culbert has the early stages of the Down's Syndrome.

Let's all be appreciative what she is able to do. And especially being able to "carry" a bill for Gov. Martinez, our clear-headed leader and far-sighted patron.
Duncan Idaho

Brighton, MI

#2 Feb 24, 2011
This deal has been in the making for two years by Gov. Richardson. Passing the tax break bill was to be the final stage. I'm not fond of Gov. Richardson, but watch Gov. Martinez take credit for creating jobs in NM, though I'm sure the lions share of these jobs will go to El Pasoans.
Allen

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Feb 24, 2011
It would be nice to know how much money the tax break will cost us in lost taxes.

Since: Jul 10

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Feb 24, 2011
Why does Governor Martinez want to use a tax credit to create jobs for Texans while kicking the film incentive tax credit, which employs exclusively New Mexicans, out???
Jamie

United States

#5 Feb 24, 2011
If you can give such a tax break for one, you can leave the film industry alone and let them have a break also.
Mins

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Feb 24, 2011
Duncan Idaho wrote:
This deal has been in the making for two years by Gov. Richardson. Passing the tax break bill was to be the final stage. I'm not fond of Gov. Richardson, but watch Gov. Martinez take credit for creating jobs in NM, though I'm sure the lions share of these jobs will go to El Pasoans.
It doesn't matter if the jobs go to El Pasoans, they still have to pay NM taxes, and it benefits NM.
Mins

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Feb 24, 2011
El TecoloteLC wrote:
Why does Governor Martinez want to use a tax credit to create jobs for Texans while kicking the film incentive tax credit, which employs exclusively New Mexicans, out???
Again, the jobs are in NM, they will have to pay NM state income taxes, regardless of where they live.
Robert C

Dallas, TX

#8 Feb 24, 2011
Allen wrote:
It would be nice to know how much money the tax break will cost us in lost taxes.
It would be nice to know why LOCOMOTIVE fuel was being taxed to pay for roads in the first place.
Robert C

Dallas, TX

#9 Feb 24, 2011
El TecoloteLC wrote:
Why does Governor Martinez want to use a tax credit to create jobs for Texans while kicking the film incentive tax credit, which employs exclusively New Mexicans, out???
You're right. Everyone please write their NM state representatives to get this cancelled so the facility gets built in Texas!
Amazing

Cedar Crest, NM

#10 Feb 24, 2011
Robert C wrote:
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It would be nice to know why LOCOMOTIVE fuel was being taxed to pay for roads in the first place.
Locomotive fuel was being taxed to offset some of the huge expense to operated the Road Runner to Santa Fe and also pay for the 25% tax credit given to the movie industry - loosing entities both.
Notsofast

United States

#11 Feb 24, 2011
Allen wrote:
It would be nice to know how much money the tax break will cost us in lost taxes.
The public doesn't need to know; enough money was given to Suzy and the legislature for the UPRR to continue its rape of the American West.
Undertaker

Las Cruces, NM

#12 Feb 24, 2011
Allen wrote:
It would be nice to know how much money the tax break will cost us in lost taxes.
. Well look at it this way. The state can give a tax break, or the railroad can stay in texas. Either way, we would zero out, BUT, if we get them in NM, it could possibly employ many New Mexicans and imports from other parts who may reside here and they would pay NM income tax. In th long run, we need them here, not Texas

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