As energy prices continue to rise, many New Mexico families are feeling increased pressure to make ends meet.
Lower- and middle-income families represent 55 percent of New Mexico households and take home an average $1,900 per month – making their budgets especially tight. And when electric prices increase, there will be less money for housing, food, health care and other necessities. They will have to figure out where they can cut costs somewhere else.
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