Call to Action and Upcoming Events

HB 531 ATTORNEY GENERAL LEGAL SERVICE CONTRACTS (Rep Gail Chasey, D) This bill seeks to give broad authority to the New Mexico Attorney General to hire private lawyers on a contingency fee basis – for a share of any award or settlement recovered by the State. The bill provides for potentially unlimited legal fees and would result in the disbursement of State funds without meaningful oversight from the Legislature. Money that properly belongs in the general fund to be appropriated by the Legislature each year to serve the needs of all New Mexicans would instead be diverted to private personal injury lawyers, year after year, with little, if any, public accountability.

This bill is bad for business and state economic development. This bill will be heard Friday afternoon (following the floor session). We urge you to contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and express your views.

Free Enterprise? What is Free Enterprise? How does it affect you? Albuquerque Youth for Prosperity presents an Economic Conference for High School Students. All Free: Entry, Lunch & Prizes. This event is open to high school and college students. For more information and to RSVP, email

Speakers include:
Carla Sonntag: President NM Business Coalition
Dr. Alan Parkman: Anderson School of Business
Paul Gessing: President Rio Grande Foundation
Marcos Portillo: Combat Veteran, UNM Student
When: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Where: UNM Continuing Ed. Bldg.
1634 University Blvd. NE
North of Indian School Blvd.
Time: 9 am – 1 pm

American’s for Prosperity: Social Media Bootcamp
Learn how to utilize social media to share and receive information quickly to targeted colleagues, friends and family. Speaker Stephanie Fontenot of Arlington, VA will be conducting several camps to give you tools and tricks to use social media to better suit your needs. Admission to each event is $10. 2/25/13 Monday: Las Cruces, Alamogordo
2/26/13 Tuesday: Santa Fe
2/27/13 Wednesday: Albuquerque/Rio Rancho, Farmington, NM

Join the New Mexico Business Coalition. Our work is more meaningful with you by our side.