The NMBC is a true grassroots operation that will educate individual voters about the candidates and issues in their district and motivate them to take that knowledge to the polls and vote.
It is the voter who will affect the change we need because educated voters will elect the best candidates when they understand the issues. Reaching those voters is where the NMBC will make a distinct difference in political races.
- New Mexico and the U.S. can (and should) learn from other countries’ experiences concerning energy
When it comes to energy production, New Mexico and the U.S. can (and should) learn from other countries’ experiences concerning clean, affordable AND reliable energy. Germany, for example, recently faced mass blackouts because the wind didn’t blow and the sun didn’t shine when power was needed. The Daily Caller News Foundation reports that wind and solar power plants under-performed in January, 2017, because of cloudy weather with little or no wind, setting the stage for massive blackouts. The bottom line appears to be that Germany’s green energy approach is failing to meet production goals sufficient to provide grid stability - even after spending $1.1 trillion dollars. Read more HERE.
- Better Times Ahead or Out go the Lights?
The National Mood is Improving – How about You?
The USA mood and key indicators of the economy point to better times ahead: In preliminary figures provided to NMBC by NAM (National Association of Manufacturers), the consumer sentiment rebounded in April after pulling back somewhat in the prior two months. Confidence remained high and not far from January’s 13-year record. Indeed, the underlying figures suggest that Americans remain quite upbeat. That message is also being conveyed in the spending data, with retail sales up 5.2 percent over the past 12 months. The American consumer has been more willing to open his/her pocketbook, especially when compared to this time last year.
- HB 15 Data Breach Notification Act
Business owners dealing with other people’s data, please take note: The Governor signed HB 15 Data Breach Notification Act. This new law requires notice be given to persons who are affected by a security breach involving their personal identifying information (PII).
It also requires a person who owns or maintains computerized data elements that include PII to notify each New Mexico resident whose unencrypted PII is reasonably believed to have been subject to a security breach, generally within 45 days following discovery of the breach. The bill sets out required contents and methods of notification.
- A New Record & It’s Good News for a Change!
In the latest National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Outlook survey, 93.3 percent of manufacturers across the nation are either somewhat or very positive about their own company’s outlook, up 77.8 percent from December 2016. It was the second straight quarter where the outlook exceeded its historic average and there were strong gains in confidence for all firm sizes.
- Energy BASH Comes to ABQ & Lawsuit Update
The NMBC Farmington Energy BASH (Business and Social Hour) last week, themed “Engaging the Community in Energy”, brought out a huge crowd. Check out this great write up in the Farmington Daily Times about the event: Energy BASH served as forum for energy advocates.
We are glad New Mexicans are ready to engage in our state's future, because YOU are the difference between success and status quo (or worse). We must unite on the side of common sense to defend New Mexico’s most important trades: the extractive industries and energy production.
- BASH SOLD OUT - BernCo out of control!
Farmington Energy BASH with Secretary Ken McQueen, today, 3/30/17, 5-7 pm, is sold out! If you are registered, we look forward to seeing you tonight. If you didn't get into this event, you can catch a similar event, "Engaging the Community in Energy" with Secretary McQueen for the Rio Grande corridor. It will be held May 11, 2017, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, in Albuquerque. Location TBD.