Quite a Stir over the New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) suggesting voters THINK before they vote on Bond Issues. Yesterday the NMBC put out an email titled “Just Say No.” Wow, did we get some voters thinking!
The NMBC received positive feedback on how refreshing it is to have a business group that actually thinks through the issues. We also heard from some who question why anyone would consider not supporting bond issues. It’s GREAT to get so many voters and the business community tuned in to a frank discussion on the issues.
New Mexico Voters --- Sometimes saying “NO” is the responsible thing to do. Some examples:
Constitutional Amendment 4 – Change criteria for “Urban Counties”. NO
This is specifically written for Bernalillo County because no other county in the state qualifies. It will increase government costs at the county level and reduce voter requirements to make changes. With the poor decisions coming out of the county against the will of Commissioners Johnson and Talbot, the last thing we need is to give some members of the Bernalillo County Commission more power!
Know Where Candidates Stand on the Issues – Not Their Party Affiliation: The New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) conducted non-partisan job interviews for some key elected positions. What can be seen from these interviews are differences between candidates that have to do with their vision for New Mexico. We encourage New Mexicans to focus on the issues and where each candidate stands, not whether they have an R or a D next to their name.
Thank you High Plains Patriots for hosting the NMBC last Thursday at your monthly meeting. You’ve got a great group of people and we applaud the work you are doing. A special thank you to Senator Pat Woods and Representative-Elect Randy Crowder for attending the meeting!
Do you know where candidates stand on important issues like voter I.D., same day voter registration, corruption or increased distributions from NM Permanent Funds? The NMBC has been asking candidates some tough questions on these issue and more. See the NMBC candidate interviews here and a detailed analysis of New Mexico Permanent Funds here.
Protect Our Permanent Trust Funds: The permanent funds are designed to provide for our children’s educational needs in perpetuity – long past the time our natural resources are depleted. These funds are not “rainy day funds,” but derive revenue from the extractive industries which will one day be exhausted. Read the Op-Ed by NMBC President Carla Sonntag on the Permanent Fund HERE.