Sign up Today for the 2016 New Mexico Energy Symposium, at the Albuquerque Convention Center, April 14: National and statewide experts to provide insights that will support a viable strategy for creating a cohesive and robust energy industrial base in New Mexico. The initiative will be piloted by the city of Albuquerque and is designed to create job growth and economic diversity and stability in the state. The New Mexico Business Coalition is partnering with the Strategic Action Forum. Event registration HERE.
The Post Legislative – Manufacturing BASH (Business and Social Hour) is this Thursday, March 10! The BASH will feature Lt. Governor John Sanchez and NAM Vice President Ned Monroe, with commentary on the Legislative Session from NMBC President Carla Sonntag. Join us at the BASH on March 10, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, at the Albuquerque Country Club.
Who We Elect Matters! Today is Election Day for municipal elections around the state! NMBC encourages voters to tune in, get informed about the candidates and issues in your area and take the time to vote. Voting in support of pro-business candidates and policies rather than a government growth or partisan agenda will improve New Mexico’s economy and --- every vote counts!
With the 2016 Legislative Session over, it’s time for a Post Legislative – Manufacturing BASH (Business and Social Hour): Join the NMBC at the Post Legislative – Manufacturing BASH on March 10, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, at the Albuquerque Country Club. Light hors d'oeuvres provided; cash bar available. Seating is limited, get tickets HERE.
2016 Legislative Session Depression? For those who run a business, plan a family budget and work in the private sector, the news out of our state capital ranging from several hundred million dollars in ‘new revenue’ for next year’s budget to a potential deficit of almost a billion dollars is hard to follow. This much is clear - millions of dollars in increased spending for Medicaid, the Rail Runner, the Spaceport and other ‘investments,’ coupled with a severe drop in the state’s economic driver (oil and gas), have left legislators and New Mexicans with a depressing outlook for at least the next couple of years.
It’s Time to Stop the War on New Mexico’s Children: As the last days of the 2016 Legislative Session unfold, our elected officials need to be reminded that responsible withdrawals from the State Land Grant Permanent Fund (LGPF) are necessary to provide for our children’s education in perpetuity. To increase withdrawal rates and risk our children’s future is irresponsible and would jeopardize the fund. NM already has two “permanent” funds, Tobacco and Severance Tax, which are either dead or dying because of over depletion. We don’t need to use the LGPF that saves taxpayers approximately $814/year per household in taxes as yet another example of how to kill a fund.
Have you had enough of groups like the Sierra Club using the Obama administration’s EPA and BLM to kill NM jobs? Now is the time to speak up because more job killing ‘rules’ are on the way from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The good news is you can easily let the BLM know how you feel by attending a meeting on 2-16 in Farmington.
NMBC Recognized as the Only Business Group Standing Up for Better Stewardship of Tax Dollars and Accountability from Public Officials: NMBC is proud to have been singled out recently by KOAT Action 7 News, Albuquerque Business First, Santa Fe New Mexican, political blogger Joe Monahan and a local Albuquerque paper as the only business group willing to take a stand for better stewardship of tax dollars and against voter suppression.
It’s Election Day for bond issues in Santa Fe, Las Cruces and Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties.