Capital Projects, General Obligation Bonds and Property Taxes: Frequently on ballots are ‘Bond Questions’ that relate to capital projects (construction of buildings, roads, … etc.) funded through property taxes. You may recall NMBC has encouraged voters to consider the use of those tax dollars, not just the emotional appeal such as ‘it’s for the kids'.
National Small Business Week, May 2 – 6: Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
NMBC applauds the attention focused on businesses and works each day, not just one week out of the year, to advocate for job providers. NMBC believes a strong economy, job creation, and prosperity for all New Mexicans can only be realized in a healthy business environment, free of excessive regulation and taxation. We support free enterprise as the driver of economic development over government programs that limit individual prosperity and liberty.
‘Swiss Cheese’ Tax Code Creates Budget Woes: NMBC has been an advocate for a complete re-write of the current New Mexico Tax Code. Here is an excerpt of NMBC’s 2016 Tax Policy Objective:
The tax code should be completely rewritten based on the impact on business growth and expansion of private sector jobs without harming individuals and retirees. Tax exemptions for certain industries and businesses indicate tax code deficiencies. A clean, fair tax code will promote business growth, employment, increase state revenue and make New Mexico more competitive with surrounding states.
It’s time to stop radical environmental groups from using agencies, like the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to push their no-compromise agenda which will kill jobs in New Mexico. Why now? The BLM has proposed new regulations dealing with natural gas venting and flaring.
It’s time to stop radical environmental groups from using federal agencies, like the BLM, to push their no-compromise agenda which will kill jobs in New Mexico. Why now? The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed new regulations dealing with natural gas venting and flaring.
Biz Groups Sue DOL: The Department of Labor has issued a new rule requiring employers to disclose any meetings with outside consultants on how to craft their message to workers during union organizing rules. Several business groups are suing in response to this ruling. This is just one more example of how the government is limiting the freedom a business owner has to operate.
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.