House of Representatives Session Committees
Senate Session Committees
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Unused building space costs the state up to $18 million a year, flagging a need for better space planning that considers staff vacancies and telework.
The state has appropriation over $350 million to its two primary business incentive programs since FY16, but the programs carry significant balances and management could improve.
In the last two years, the Legislature has invested a total of $300 million in state and federal funds for broadband expansion and created a new governance structure to consolidate management; however, very little has been spent and four out of five newly added positions remain vacant, although hiring is reportedly in progress
The Program Evaluation Unit produces a variety of research reports that take a close look at the efficiency and effectiveness of state services and programs.
Finance Facts are one-page explanations of a specific aspect of state government, from how the budget bill is created to a summary of early childhood programs.
Session publications include the three volumes of the committee’s annual recommendation to the Legislature – policy and performance analysis, proposed appropriations, and supplemental tables and graphs – and the post-session review of legislative action.