Legislative Finance Committee

Hearing Brief: Higher Education Financial Aid – January 2020

New Mexico provides strong financial support to its colleges and universities and tuition and fees are low, but attending college remains a challenge for many New Mexicans.

General Fund Tracking Report: Accruals Through September 2019

General fund recurring revenues for FY20 through September were $1.86 billion, up $42 million, or 2.3 percent, from the same period last year. General fund recurring revenue collection for the month of September was $628.8 million, up $20 million, or 3.3 percent, from the same month a year ago.

Legislative Finance Committee Budget Recommendation

The Legislative Finance Committee today released a budget recommendation for the 2020-2021 fiscal year that calls for spending $7.54 billion from the state’s general fund, a 6.5 percent increase from FY20 spending levels.

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

FY20 Q1 Report Cards

The LFC report cards on state agency performance continue to show mixed results, with the Motor Vehicle Division falling short of its targets on call center and field office wait times but the Department of Public Safety showing a significant decline in alcohol-related traffic deaths.

Progress Report: State Finance of UNM Health Sciences Center

The University of New Mexico Hospital and other clinical services are bringing in more revenue than ever from patient services, but do not share their full financial picture with the Legislature, making it difficult for the Legislature to properly appropriate money to the UNM Health Sciences Center and its components.