With early voting for the Las Cruces Municipal Election ending this week and Election Day next Tuesday, November 3, the NMBC wants to remind voters that who we elect matters.

Biz Development Workshop to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs: Are you a veteran or know a veteran who would like help to start or expand a business?

Martinez Goes to Supreme Court: Governor Martinez has gone to the U.S. Supreme Court to ask them to overturn a previous ruling that allows public sector unions to collect “fair-share” fees from employees who decide not to become union members.

For some politicians, millions of dollars in “surplus tax revenue” creates just one problem – how to spend it. The Las Cruces City Council has taken so much of your money through increased gross receipts taxes that they have more money than they immediately know where to spend, leaving you with less than you’d like to have.

Vote in Albuquerque Today: The election in Albuquerque today has important City Council races, a tax increase and other issues on the ballot. NMBC encourages voters to vote in support of pro-business candidates, against more GRT increases, and for the election reforms in City Charter Amendment Question 1.

New Mexicans Must Defend Reasonable Energy Usage

New Mexico is a strong state with valuable natural resources. We can be one of the nation’s leaders of economic opportunity and prosperity, if we will work together for a common sense approach to how our state manages its energy decisions. But many decisions are often a result of dealing with requirements of the Obama administration and EPA.

Manufacturing Day in New Mexico: Manufacturers contribute over $2 trillion to the U.S. economy, 12 percent of GDP and supports an estimated 17.6 million jobs in the United States—about one in six private-sector jobs. Nationwide, more than 12 million Americans (or 9 percent of the workforce) are employed directly in manufacturing. And in New Mexico, the average annual compensation within the manufacturing industry was over $58,000.

Get Out The Vote: You’ve heard before that “Elections have consequences,” and it’s worth pointing out that local elections, while receiving less attention and voter turnout than statewide and national elections, directly impact our daily lives. And, if you haven’t noticed, City, County and School Board elections often are the stepping off point leading to higher offices.

Voters Polled on Air Quality - Majority of New Mexico Voters Oppose Additional Air Regulations.

BREAKING NEWS: NMBC named State Affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM):

Washington, D.C., September 14, 2015 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) welcomes the New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) as the association’s newest State Associations Group (SAG) member. The NAM’s SAG program consists of 51 independent state manufacturers, business and industry associations. With the NMBC’s membership, the NAM has excellent representation in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

NMBC is pleased to be working with NAM in opposition of the move by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would tighten federal ozone standards. To help educate New Mexicans on the negative impact the proposed EPA ozone regulations would have on our state, the following ad is out on local television stations and via social media:

Realities of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are Taking Hold Across the U.S. and in NM: Realities of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are Taking Hold Across the U.S. and in NM: Part of the federal healthcare program referred to as Obamacare provided guidelines for each state to establish healthcare exchanges. NM was one of the states that 'opted in' and chose to set up an ACA state exchange. Now, several state programs including Minnesota, Maryland, Vermont and Oregon are experiencing problems that affect policy holders. Hawaii completely shut their state exchange down. Here in New Mexico, Blue Cross Blue Shield Here in New Mexico, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) announced it would pull out of the state health exchange beginning January 1 of 2016. After losing more than $19.2 million, BCBS requested a 51.6 percent average premium increase that was denied. BCBS felt there was no alternative other than to pull out of the state exchange program.

Serious Allegations of Criminal Misconduct filed against Dianna Duran, NM Secretary of State (SOS): News reports based on criminal charges filed by the office of NM Attorney General Hector Balderas, detail numerous charges against the NM SOS Dianna Duran.

U.S. Marshall Conrad Candelaria provided a moving keynote speech honoring heroes at the New Mexico Business Coalition's annual Heroes luncheon. The event sold out twice, but the Marriott Pyramid came through and made room for everyone. Read the front page ABQ Journal article HERE.

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