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.
Your Vote Matters: With the General Election approaching in less than two months, the New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) encourages voters to learn about their candidates. It is important to understand that strictly voting for a party does not always mean you are voting for the candidate whose values align with yours.
There Is Hope - If You Know Where to Look. Some New Mexicans and most in the media love to talk about all that’s bad with our state, promoting talk about why people are leaving. New Mexico certainly has some bad ratings and an abundance of nay-sayers. But, there are reasons to stay here and even more reasons to fight for a better New Mexico!
We are blessed to live in the best state in the nation and while you hear some grumbling, those who are here know that’s the truth. There is no doubt it’s time for a change – we’ve certainly been doing the same things for almost a century. For starters, it’s time to clean the state House of those who believe that status quo is the way to go.