Yikes! The trust fund for paying disability beneficiaries runs out in less than three years

By Rob Nikolewski on July 8, 2013

The disability story isn’t going away.
Last month, New Mexico Watchdog reported how the number of people in New Mexico receiving Social Security disability benefits has skyrocketed nearly 60 percent in the last nine years.
Now, we’ve learned that by the Social Security Administration’s own figures, the national Disability Insurance Trust Fund is on a path to [...]

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Susana’s gamble paying off so far

By Rob Nikolewski on July 26, 2011

As the legislative session ended in March, Gov. Susana Martinez took a calculated risk.
She could make an exception to her no-taxes pledge and OK a $128 million plan approved by both houses of the legislature to shore up the state’s unemployment fund or she could line-item veto the hike and hope that New Mexico’s struggling [...]

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