Albuquerque, NM (April 13, 2017)— Albuquerque, NM (April 13, 2017)—The president of the New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) today filed a stipulation ending her defamation lawsuit against the Republican Party of New Mexico (RPNM). Carla Sonntag filed the lawsuit to obtain a report from the RPNM it claimed presented “irrefutable proof” she authored anonymous emails in December 2016 that criticized RPNM leaders.
“I now know why the RPNM preferred to bury its so-called ‘proof,’” Carla stated. “The report proves one thing, which is that the RPNM had no basis to attack me, my family, or the New Mexico Business Coalition.” Read the full press release HERE.
Log Rolling Unfair to City Voters and Damaging to Job Opportunities
The Albuquerque Coalition for a Healthy Economy (A.C.H.E.) announced a lawsuit against the City of Albuquerque in State District Court due to the Healthy Workforce Ordinance. A.C.H.E. members, including New Mexico Business Coalition, believe the proposed ordinance is a fraud on city voters because it hides a vast number of punitive, unnecessary and expensive details from public debate and consideration. The proposed ordinance funded by a collection of out of state special interests presents at least seven different questions as one. Voters will be forced to decide on the ordinance during the October 3rd Municipal Election. If enacted the ordinance will be the most expensive and expansive in the nation, leading to lost job opportunities and businesses to relocate.
At a time when New Mexico has the worst unemployment rate in the nation, not repealing the BLM methane rule would be detrimental to our children's welfare.
' An ax, not a scalpel, is needed on BLM's venting and flaring rule.'Opinion by Cristina Arnold, NMBC Regional Vice President. publised by the Albuquerque Journal.
NMBC is pleased to announce the featured speaker for the March 30 Energy BASH in Farmington will be Secretary Ken McQueen, New Mexico Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department.
Free Event - RSVP Required HERE.
In New Mexico, where at least 30 percent of the state's budget is driven by energy development, New Mexico Business Coalition estimated that the methane rule would close up 70 percent of the 30,000 wells in the state's northwestern corner."That would have a devastating impact," said Carla Sonntag, President and Founder of New Mexico Business Coalition.
Chairman Bishop of the House Committee on Natural Resources Holds a Press Call with NMBC and other Stakeholders to Discuss Repeal of DOI Regulations Under the Congressional Review Act
NMBC was on a National Press Call this morning (1-27-17), working with Congressman Rob Bishop - Utah, Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources to Repeal a recent BLM Rule aimed at the Oil and Gas Industry. NMBC was the only business group on the call supporting the use of the Congressional Review Act to repeal a BLM Venting and Flaring rule that went into effect towards the end of President Obama's administration. Removing the unnecessary, duplicative and expensive BLM rule will be a huge step forward to help New Mexico's struggling oil and gas industry.
As followers and members of NMBC, I want you to know firsthand about an unfortunate situation that has received some recent media attention, and that affects our efforts to advance important issues for businesses in New Mexico.
In December, the Republican Party of New Mexico (RPNM) published false and defamatory claims about me and my family. In an email sent to Republicans in our state, the RPNM said I or my family authored anonymous emails that criticized candidates in the recent RPNM election. The RPNM also attacked my integrity and character.
Supreme Court & SOS Interviews: Listen TODAY on 95.9 FM
Candidate Job Interviews Today from 4 – 6 pm: Candidate job interviews conducted in Albuquerque by NMBC and interviewer, Eddy Aragon, will air today on the Rock of Talk, KIVA 95.9 FM and 1600 AM.
Tune in to hear candidates answer direct questions related to the job they would like you to hire them to do. Interviews airing today will include: Secretary of State: Nora Espinoza; Supreme Court Candidates: Judy Nakamura (incumbent) and Michael Vigil; Court of Appeals: Stephen French (incumbent) and Julie Vargas; and Senate District 9: John Sapien (incumbent) and Diego Espinoza
A Labor Legacy to Remember: Years of Excessive Overregulation
New NAM/NMBC Study Outlines Cost of Labor Regulations: Washington, D.C., Albuquerque, NM, September 22, 2016 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) released a new study today that outlines the destructive legacy this administration’s relentless labor regulatory agenda will leave for manufacturers, their employees and the communities in which they live. Regulations on issues such as contractor blacklisting, employee overtime, silica, union elections and injury and illness reporting will not only result in hundreds of millions of hours of paperwork, but will also come at a price tag of more than $80 billion in compliance costs over the next 10 years.
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NMBC Supports New Regulatory Reform Movement: The 'Rethink Red Tape Coalition' was Formed to Examine the Impact Regulations Have on Small Manufacturers and to Provide Small Business Owners a Platform to Drive Smarter Regulation.
Washington, D.C. — In response to the growing number of government regulations that unfairly burden America’s small businesses, manufacturers and startups, the New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) is adding its support to the newly launched Rethink Red Tape coalition and advocacy campaign, a project of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), in partnership with the International Franchise Association and Women Impacting Public Policy.
NAM Study Shows Positive Natural Gas Impacts in New Mexico and Across U.S.
Washington, D.C. and Albuquerque, NM, May 3, 2016 – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Center for Manufacturing Research and IHS Economics released a new comprehensive study that reveals how natural gas has strengthened manufacturing and encouraged U.S. manufacturing growth and employment and highlights the positive impact to communities around the United States. New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC), the State Affiliate Group (SAG) for the NAM echos the importance of the NAM findings as manufacturers in New Mexico use natural gas for fuel, such as drying, melting, machine drive and space heating, and as a feedstock in refining, chemicals and primary metals sectors. Domestic natural gas has transformed the U.S. economy, made our companies more competitive, created jobs and put money back in the pockets of working Americans.
NMBC is Looking for Admin and Membership Development Support: Do you know someone who would like to join NMBC's team to improve New Mexico’s business environment? NMBC is looking for entry level administrative support and individual(s) to assist with membership development.
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On Tuesday, New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) joined 166 other state and local business associations from 40 different states in an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit explaining the devastating economic impact posed by the EPA’s carbon regulations. “As the only party to the litigation with ‘New Mexico’ in it’s name, NMBC welcomes the challenge to take a stand for clean, reliable and affordable energy for our state,” said Carla Sonntag, NMBC President.