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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 won’t benefit from tax cuts. My wife is a social worker, and she visited two homes in rural Doña 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.