Bill Fulginiti, New Mexico Municipal League, and Fred Nathan, Think New Mexico,

Air Dates: January 31-February 2, 2015

This week's guests on REPORT FROM SANTA FE are Bill Fulginiti, Executive Director of the New Mexico Municipal League, and Fred Nathan, Founder and Executive Director of Think New Mexico, discussing crucial issues from this year's Legislative Session.

They argue opposing views on whether or not it would benefit New Mexicans to reinstate the controversial Food Tax. Other important legislative topics include the Health Care Sunshine Portal, changes in the rules governing elections for small cities, and state tax policy and its effect on local governments.

Bill Fulginiti and Fred Nathan, as Executive Directors of these important organizations, are among the most respected voices in the political process in New Mexico. They are articulate spokesmen who excel at educating the public, the media, and policymakers about serious challenges facing New Mexico, and developing and advocating for effective solutions to overcome those challenges.

The New Mexico Municipal League was established in 1928, representing and serving all 105 NM cities, towns and villages, whose inhabitants comprise 68% of the total population of New Mexico. Its 105 member cities comprise 100% of the State’s municipal population.

Think New Mexico is a results-oriented think tank, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans, especially those who lack a strong voice in the political process. It has been recognized as one of the world's top think tanks, rated 57th in world for “Best Advocacy Campaign,” the only state-level think tank included. The group was founded in 1999 and is known for its bipartisan, sound, and independent research.