Legislative Finance Committee

Capital Outlay Quarterly Report, December 2019

About $640 million for 1,608 capital outlay projects was outstanding as of December 2018, including more than $200 million for projects authorized in 2016.

Program Evaluation: Cost Effectiveness and Operations of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express

Weak economic and population growth in the Rail Runner service area and consistent declines in ridership have contribute to high per-passenger costs and discouraged development around its stations, but targeted investments could help the state's only commuter rail line recover.

Results First: Cost and Benefits of Selected Interventions for Healthcare

An assessment of interventions to combat heart disease and diabetes as well as poor infant health shows New Mexico has programs but could do a better job of coordinating services.

Legislative Finance Committee Budget Recommendation

The Legislative Finance Committee today released a budget recommendation for the 2019-2020 fiscal year that calls for spending $7 billion from the state’s general fund, a 10.6 percent increase from FY19 spending levels.

Volume 1: Policy and Performance Analysis
Volume 2: Appropriation Recommendations
Volume 3: Supplemental Charts and Graphs

Results First Cost and Benefits of Selected Evidence-based Interventions in Public Education

Efforts to close the academic achievement gap between low-income students and their more affluent peers produce mixed results, with college and career readiness programs, some professional development programs, highquality extended learning programs, and supports for students’ social, emotional, and physical well-being, showing the most promise, an LFC evaluation indicates. Results First: Educational Interventions, scheduled to be presented to the committee on January 14, is a cost-benefit analysis using a nationally recognized, peer-reviewed model, to identify those practices most likely to help at-risk students catch up in the classroom.