Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Obama seeks to raise 'green' car tax credit to $10k
President Barack Obama wants to use more taxpayer funds to encourage the purchase of green vehicles. The government currently offers up to a $7,500 tax credit for those that purchase natural gas or electric vehicles, but the president’s latest budget proposal wants to increase the amount to $10,000 and allow for consumers to receive the tax incentive at the dealership when they purchase a qualifying vehicle. It’s not just the federal government offering up tax payer funds for purchasing electric vehicles. Some states have been getting in on offering tax rebates as well. California recently made the move to offer a $1,500 rebate when a qualifying 'green' vehicle is purchased...more