Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is “delinquent” in filing past tax forms and could face late fees and even cease and desist letters if it doesn’t come into compliance, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.
Just days after learning that Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center may have to return more than $23 million in Medicaid funds, Santa Fe County is poised to enter into another questionable agreement to obtain money for the hospital.
Nonprofit producers, the backbone of the state’s Medical Cannabis Program, say oversight by the New Mexico Department of Health is arbitrary and heavy-handed—and that new rules and regulations imposed in December have done little to alleviate chronic supply problems.
The plan announced by Mayor David Coss and City Councilors Rosemary Romero, Ron Trujillo, Chris Calvert and Carmichael Dominguez to increase city property taxes is not only a smart gambit, but a critical leadership move to ensure that Santa Fe insulates itself from the increasing burdens sloughed off on local governments by federal and state inaction
Because people pay sales tax a little all the time, they don’t really notice when it changes. Income taxes can fly under the radar because they are taken out of each paycheck. But property taxes, Tax Foundation Staff Economist Mark Robyn tells SFR, are very visible.
On its sleepy, brown exterior, Santa Fe isn’t exactly a hot stew of entrepreneurial angst and venture capital cool, but a closer look reveals a community ripe with ideas and plenty of high-level investors willing to take a chance on smart business concepts.
Look no further than De Vargas Park for the true face of the recession. Even as pundits report a recovering US economy, the day laborers waiting daily at the park for work have only seen the economic climate worsen.
Masque Entertainment, a maker of terrifying thrillers, encountered something scary this year: An economy-eating creature called Gov. Susana Martinez has turned Masque’s plans for locating in Santa Fe into, well, the ultimate fight for survival.