Read Heath Haussamen’s take on how we should spend all that surplus state cash:
Tax cuts are good, but the state should also use this money to help those who live in such poverty that they wonâ€™t benefit from tax cuts. My wife is a social worker, and she visited two homes in rural DoÃ±a Ana County last week where it was colder inside than it was outside.
Education, economic development, health care, infrastructure and funding for non-profits that help those in need should continue to be top priorities. I like a tax cut as much as anyone else, but others need the cash more than I do.
And investing in economic development will help ensure the economy remains healthy.
My two cents: we need to look seriously at shoring up the Lottery Success Scholarship program, and we could use some of that cash to keep it solvent.