RATON, N.M. (KRQE) – A new Larry Barker investigation sheds light on a tiny government mistake that cost a New Mexico county more than a million dollars in tax refunds. Colfax County is now in the process of paying back residents who overpaid property taxes due to a miscalculation of the county’s mill rate.
Larry Barker recently joined KRQE Digital Anchor Chris McKee to discuss the “big oops” in a “Behind the Story” conversation. Among the topics covered: how county residents are getting refunded, if Larry’s heard anything from the county assessor who could have caught the mistake, and what’s being done to keep the problem from happening again in the future.
View the video on this page for the complete conversation and to learn more about the process Larry took in compiling his investigation. For more context about this discussion, view Larry’s complete story on KRQE.com, titled, “The big oops: Tiny government mistake costing New Mexicans $1 million.”
“Behind the Story,” is KRQE News 13’s new online exclusive web series, giving viewers a more detailed look into the process and the work that goes into KRQE News 13’s investigative reports. For more Behind the Story segments and a look at Larry’s prior stories, visit the Larry Barker Investigates page by clicking this link.