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Evaluation Unit Memo: Update on LFC Research of Housing and Homeless Supports, January 2023

The number of homeless people in New Mexico has declined by one-third in the last decade and poverty has dropped by 3.1 percent, but housing supports are still needed for those at risk for homelessness and housing insecurity

Program Evaluation: Western School Districts, January 2023

Grants-Cibola and Central Consolidated school districts, both in western New Mexico, have seen lower student performance than the state average despite getting more money for fewer students.

LFC Budget Recommendation

The Legislative Finance Committee today released a budget recommendation for the 2023-2024 fiscal year that calls for spending $9.44 billion from the state’s general fund, a 12 percent, or $1.04 billion, increase over FY23 planned spending.

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

LegisStat: Repeat Child Maltreatment, December 2022

The Children, Youth and Families Department has taken early steps to improving their below-average performance on repeat child maltreatment, with the collection of better data in response to the federal Comprehensive Addition and Recovery Act and the submission of their early intervention and prevention plan to federal regulators.

Joint Advisory on New Mexico Charter School Foundations, December 2022

The Office of State Auditor and the Legislative Finance Committee have issued a joint risk advisory concerning a “significant” lack of oversight and accountability failures in the relationships between charter schools and nonprofit charter school foundations.

Spotlight: Review of Internal Audit Functions, December 2022

Unprecedented levels of state and federal funding available to state agencies make internal controls more important than ever but issues LFC evaluators found in a review more than 15 years ago continue to challenge agency efforts

Program Evaluation: Medicaid Access and Utilization, December 2022

Ensuring healthcare is accessible to the nearly half of all New Mexicans on Medicaid could help improve New Mexico’s many poor health conditions, but enrollees are not increasing their use of services even as enrollment and spending on the program have jumped.

General Fund Consensus Revenue Estimate, December 2022

Revenues for the budget year that starts July 1, 2023, are forecast at $11.99 billion, $3.59 billion than planned spending for the current fiscal year, an almost 43 percent increase. Estimated revenues for the current budget year are $10.78 billion, up $928 million from the August estimate.