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  • Post published:December 7, 2015
  • Post category:Issues

The Pre Legislative Round Table will feature Senator Bill Burt, Senator Ron Griggs, Representative Yvette Herrell and Representative Zachary Cook beginning at 8:30 am, on December 15, at the 19th Hole Restaurant, 2351 Hamilton Rd, Alamogordo, NM 88310. Immediately following the round table, NMBC President Carla Sonntag will give a brief presentation on the topic, ‘Pro-Business – Talk is Not Enough,’ and take questions from the audience.

The event is free and a great opportunity for the Alamogordo area business community and local residents to ask question of lawmakers about issues of concern and bills that may be presented during the 2016 Legislative Session.

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Retail Sales Bring Some Good News to Farmington: With oilfield operations declining in San Juan County after oil prices tumbled last fall, it’s no surprise that tax revenue from the region’s oil and gas sector has been dropping. But there is some good news too. An increase in retail tax revenue is providing a bright spot for local governments, as Farmington’s role as a regional retail hub continues to grow. Read more from the Farmington Daily Times HERE.

Old School Newspaper ‘Grant County Beat’ Named Small Business of the Year: With so many agenda driven and biased news outfits these days, it’s great to know that New Mexico has some good, old-fashioned reporting left! The Grant County Beat is known by it’s mission statement: “To separate facts from opinion,” and the community they serve has recognized the commitment to excellence. NMBC congratulates Mary Alice Murphy and the Grant County Beat for being named Small Business of the Year by the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

Get Ready for Legislative Budget Talks: Senator John Arthur Smith has put legislators and New Mexicans on notice that the state’s budget needs a lot of work – and with declining oil and gas revenues there will be a limited pot of money to work with. Read more here.

With growing Medicaid costs, NMBC encourages all legislators to heed Senator Smith’s warning and cooperate in a non-partisan way to provide New Mexicans with a well-crafted budget.

Congratulations to New Mexico’s Newest Supreme Court Justice: NMBC congratulates the Honorable Judith K. Nakamura, who has been appointed by Governor Martinez as Justice of the Supreme Court of New Mexico. Known to be ‘tough, but fair,’ Nakamura is well suited to take on the important issues that come before New Mexico’s highest court. Judge Nakamura will be officially sworn in Friday, December 11.

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