- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) - Another New Mexico local government is raising taxes in response to the state’s decision to phase out a revenue-sharing program.

The Las Cruces Sun-News (https://bit.ly/10mpfkI ) reports that the Sunland Park City Council has approved a new gross receipts tax increase that charges 37.5 cents of additional tax on a $100 of purchase.

Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea says the city simply cannot afford to lose the revenue that the state has been providing under the “hold harmless” program.

The Sunland Park increase will take effect Jan. 1. Other jurisdictions that have approved increases of their own include Las Cruces, Corrales and Otero County.

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