Another New Tax? Vote is Tonight

Public comment will be taken prior to the scheduled vote TODAY, Tuesday, 6/25/13, 5:00 PM, so please plan to attend the hearing and speak on this important issue – you can sign up online to speak HERE. You can also contact County Commissioners and express your opinion HERE.

Health Insurance: Passing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) without reading it is proving to be disastrous. Sold to the public as a way to lower healthcare costs, the law is actually requiring insurance companies to raise their premiums. APS health insurance premiums, for example, will go up by 5% beginning next January. Read the article HERE. And there is more. NM Insurance Superintendent John Franchini says healthy insurance customers can expect to pay the same increased rates as those who are not healthy. Read more HERE.

Get Educated, Get Involved: New Mexico deserves better than elected officials who pass legislation without reading it. We need elected officials who consider and understand the costs of legislation or regulation they are forcing on New Mexico. The New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) provides great opportunities for you to get involved. We do this through our emails and live at BASH (Business and Social Hour) events in Albuquerque this Thursday, 6/27/2013, and in Las Cruces on 6/11/13. Please join us for these fun, informative events.

CABQ Mayor ‘Job Interviews’ are This Thursday at The NMBC BASH (Business and Social Hour.) Join us this Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Albuquerque Country Club as the New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) conducts ‘Job Interviews’ for the position of Albuquerque Mayor. Current Mayor, R.J. Berry, and candidates Pete Dinelli and Paul Heh have confirmed their interviews at the BASH.

Here are some of the elected officials who will be attending the Albuquerque BASH:
Representative Alonzo Baldonado and Rebecca Baldonado
Representative Jimmie Hall
Representative Paul Pacheco
Representative Jim Smith
Representative Jim White and Jacquie White
Former Representative Conrad James
State Fair Commissioner Larry Kennedy
Village of Tijeras Councilor Maxine Wilson
Judge Henry Alaniz
Judge Brett Lovelace

Thank You to Our Albuquerque BASH Sponsors
Americans for Prosperity
Rebound New Mexico
Bueno Foods – Gene Baca
Desert Paper and Envelope – Ella Leeper
New Mexico Stockman Magazine – Caren Cowan
Recarnation – Marc Powell
Houston Wholesale Cars LLC – Gary Padilla, Scott Frankel and Emilio Chavez
Monroe’s Restaurant – Kathy Diaz

Win a 7 day trip! Raffle tickets are now for sale for the NMBC 2013 Raffle. Last year’s winner just returned from a trip to Oahu and you could be next to win a 7-day trip to any U.S. Wyndham or RCI Resort. Tickets are $20, three for $50 or the best deal, ten tickets for $100. To buy tickets, click here, email or call (505) 836-4223. The drawing will be held at the NMBC Heroes Banquet in September. You do not need to be present to win.

Las Cruces BASH (Business and Social Hour) is HOT with Excitement: The first NMBC Las Cruces BASH (Business and Social Hour) will be Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Join us at La Posta de Mesilla as we feature guest speaker Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen. This is a free event but we need a head count for food so please sign up here.

Thank You to Our Las Cruces BASH Sponsors:
La Posta de Mesilla
Americans for Prosperity

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Interested in sponsoring the Las Cruces BASH, or the NMBC Heroes Luncheon? Contact NMBC at or call 836-4223.

Join the NMBC to help us change our state and our nation.

Contact the New Mexico Business Coalition at (505) 836-4223 or for more information.