Is the American Dream Dead? As the debate continues over minimum wage, the news is not always good and the outcome not always as intended. Seattle is suffering unintended consequences from some of those receiving increased wages requesting fewer hours so they can continue to collect welfare benefits.
The Truth Should Lead the Conversation: The NMBC Energy Summit on July 1 was successful in bringing out facts about the extreme environmental agenda in opposition to the extraction and use of New Mexico’s natural resources. An attendee of the event wrote to the Albuquerque Journal last week to give his take on this article.
The IRS to Penalize Small Businesses who Reimburse Employee Healthcare Costs: The IRS initiated a new rule effective July 1, 2015 that could crush many small businesses. The 'excise tax' affects employers who do not offer a group health plan (which is not required for companies with less than 50 employees), but give their workers additional pay to compensate for the purchase of health insurance or direct medical expenses.
A Great Turn-out for the NMBC Energy Summit Held in Albuquerque Yesterday:The room at the Albuquerque Sheraton was packed yesterday at the New Mexico Business Coalition Energy Summit. While environmental groups were shouting at a “Millionaires for Global Warming” protest outside, over 130 business and community leaders were inside the Summit focusing on a ‘common sense, level headed’ approach to producing clean, affordable and reliable energy.
The Albuquerque City Council has introduced an ordinance that has the ability to knock small businesses in Albuquerque to their knees. This ordinance, proposed by councilors Klarissa Pena and Isaac Benton, is an intrusive government over reach.
How important is affordable electricity, 811 jobs and annual royalties and taxes of over $40 million to New Mexico? Not a concern at all for radical environmental groups that would like to see the San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) completely shut down and for the power to be replaced with solar energy. Their plan is estimated to cost $1.5 billion.
Tax Increase Costs Lab $2 Million: The Bernalillo County tax hike set to begin on July 1 will add about 19 cents onto every $100 purchase of most goods and services. This increase will cost Sandia National Laboratories about $2 million a year, and an estimated $64 per household. Read more on the tax HERE.
Protecting the environment and safely extracting natural resources to produce clean and affordable energy is possible. But our state’s ability to prosper is challenged by government regulations and extreme environmentalists’ demands on the extraction and use of those resources. The common sense side of those issues is often silent or missing.
The New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) salutes the men and women who died fighting for the freedom and liberty that make the United States of America the greatest nation in the world. This week, we honor our veterans and those who serve today in our armed forces defending our values and the U.S. Constitution.
Lead the Conversation or be Controlled by the Outcome: Looking for a fresh take on the facts, technology and trends for New Mexico Energy? The New Mexico Business Coalition Energy Summit on July 1, at 11:30 am, at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown will set the record straight and give attendees the knowledge to lead the conversation.
NMBC Energy Summit - July 1 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm - Congressman Steve Pearce Join the New Mexico Business Coalition at the 2015 Energy Summit on July 1 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown. We are honored to have Congressman Steve Pearce as the keynote speaker. The luncheon will also feature an energy panel.