This Memorial Day, remember veterans
THERE IS an idiom that states: “freedom is not free.” These words are engraved on the Korean War Memorial in Washington where our fallen heroes are remembered for their sacrifice in defense of freedom on the Korean peninsula and, by extension, around the world. There is also another idiom applied to that war, i.e., “The Forgotten War.” This Memorial Day, if we wish to truly honor the lives of the fallen, we must remember and share their stories to ensure their service and sacrifice live on even though they are gone.
The Korean War Veterans Association shares the stories of the fallen, those who survived, and those who still put their lives on the line defending “Freedom’s Frontier.” This Memorial Day after visiting the graves of the fallen, take time to visit kwva.us to see their faces and read their stories.
Edward B. Heimann,President, KWVA Hiroshi (Hersey) Miyamura, MOH, Chapter 82, Albuquerque
College savings fix to help NM students
ONE OF the top priorities for many in New Mexico is educational excellence. In a quiet but meaningful victory this year, Republicans broke partisan barriers to deliver on our promise to increase educational freedom. In a rare bipartisan move, lawmakers aligned for the best interests of New Mexico’s students and families by supporting the NM 529 Education Savings Plan.
529 plans allow working families and extended family members to provide educational opportunities for our most precious asset — our children and future children. We aligned N.M.’s 529 education savings plans in March with federal law. The changes to 529 education plans take effect on June 16. This move unleashed several new opportunities for many in New Mexico to bypass systemic barriers that limit many working families from pursuing educational options that work for their children….
Conservatives in New Mexico are not done. There remains vast common ground we can pursue with lawmakers across the aisle, and still yet more work to be done to uplift New Mexico‘s educational system from the bottom of so many important metrics. We cannot allow partisan divides to limit this critical work for our students. I am ready and willing to continue fighting for student success, are you?
For more information visit theeducationplan.com.
Rep. Ryan Lane, House minority leader, Aztec Republican
Renters Tax Credit deserves support
REGARDING THE (May 10) editorial “Middle ground needed in renter vs. landlord battle,” I concur. Renters necessitate support, and some remedies do not impose excessive paperwork or burden landlords with concerns about affordable housing availability.
One potential approach entails the implementation of a Renters Tax Credit, which would establish a reasonable cap on the out-of-pocket expenses for individuals spending more than 30% of their income on rent. This initiative would aid individuals already strained by high rental costs, enabling them to afford their homes and fulfill other essential needs. Notably, this solution requires no additional paperwork and benefits everyone involved. I urge all of us to express our opinions, raise our voices, and encourage our Congressional representatives to enact a Renters Tax Credit, thus benefiting the entire community.
Sarah Miller, University City, Missouri