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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Major Martinez Donor Outed as Mystery Company to Win Multi-Million Dollar Tax Appeal; Threatens to Bankrupt NM Cities
From ProgressNow NM
A Florida revenue driven jail organization who gave a huge number of dollars to Governor Susana Martinez has been outed as the mystery organization whose sudden expense claim debilitates to bankrupt no less than one New Mexico city.
Toward the beginning of July, regions including Santa Rosa, Grants, Hobbs, Jemez Springs and Guadalupe County announced accepting huge expense bills from the state. The bill to Santa Rosa requested quick installment of more than $1.2 million - a large portion of the city's financial plan - however the Martinez organization declined to reveal the name of the partnership it had granted the assessment advance. The organization likewise declined to refer to the assessment code arrangement which had been bid.
The Guadalupe County Communicator now reports that of the enterprises that paid vast expense charges in the previous a half year, just the GEO Group, a Florida-based revenue driven jail organization, worked together in Santa Rosa.
Additionally, the revenue driven Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) works private penitentiaries in Grants and Hobbs and would have likewise profit by the organization's assessment choice.
ProgressNow NM has found that the GEO Group gave more than $41,000 to Martinez - $33,000 of it specifically to Martinez herself - and the Republican party since 2010. That is more than five times the sum given to Democrats.
Toward the beginning of July, Santa Rosa authorities appealed to the state Board of Finance, led by Martinez, to give an impermanent $1 million credit to enable the city to keep away from insolvency. In spite of the state detailing a $250 million excess, Martinez and the board denied the demand.
"This whole expense process was attempted between the senator's organization and a partnership which gave her enormous crusade gifts, and now nearby citizens are being considered responsible to take care of everything," says Pat Davis of ProgressNow New Mexico, a non-benefit government and corporate guard dog gathering. "This representative is releasing a whole town bankrupt to settle her organization's misstep, and the special case wins' identity some tremendous Florida partnership?"
Wow, that is stunning. More corporate welfare, and killing local economies to boot. There are probably diaries and drawings of the evil plot by corporate marauders. But don't worry, all the killing was done by legal means. Or the meanie, that Joker, Susana.
Posted by: bg | Jul 26, 2012 5:52:42 PM
"The bill to Santa Rosa requested prompt installment of more than $1.2 million - a large portion of the city's financial plan - however the Martinez organization declined to uncover the name of the partnership it had granted the expense bid. The organization likewise declined to refer to the expense code arrangement which had been offered."
How is that legal?
Posted by: Michelle Meaders | Jul 26, 2012 6:18:01 PM
@Michelle: It can't be legal. But that's never stopped the Governatrix, not to mention Gary Johnson. Susana WalMartinez doesn't care about the rule of law. She's the ruler, so her word is law.
Posted by: Proud Democrat | Jul 26, 2012 8:26:38 PM
I can only hope that the Democrats use this in the next gubernatorial election against her.
Creating NM Ghost Towns haunted by bankruptcy.
La Tejana puts private prisons in front of the well being of N.M. towns and villages.
Posted by: qofdisks | Jul 28, 2012 11:43:41 AM