Early Bird and Early Votes

The following elected/appointed officials and candidates have confirmed their attendance at this Thursday’s BASH: US Senate Candidate David Clements; Congressional Candidates Mike Frese and Richard Priem; State Treasurer Candidate Rick Lopez; State Auditor Candidate Robert Aragon; Judge Miles Hanisee; Representatives Tom Anderson, Paul Pacheco, and Bill Rehm; Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston; Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson; Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull; Village of Tijeras Councilors Dave Wilson and Maxine Wilson; State Representative Candidates Waylon Robert Chavez, Marianne Costello, and Jim Dines; Bernalillo County Commission Candidate John Madrid; Bernalillo County Assessor Candidate George Torres; and State Fair Commissioner Larry Kennedy. And special guest: Former US Senator Harrison Schmidt

Thank You to our BASH Sponsors: Kaufman’s West New Mexico American Fire Sprinkler Association

Obama Land Locks Las Cruces to the Detriment of the State. It looks like U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich will get their wish. 450,000 acres of NM land, including the Organ Mountains, is about to be taken over by the federal government. Read more in the Albuquerque Journal and the Las Cruces Sun-News.

EARLY VOTING HAS STARTED: Look HERE for locations on where you can vote early in your area.

SAVE THE DATE: The 2014 Heroes Luncheon will be on August 7, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at the Albuquerque Country Club. The keynote speaker for this great event will be Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self Government.

TECO Acquisition of NM Gas Company is Moving Forward: The debate over TECO Energy’s acquisition of NM Gas Company is coming to an end. TECO reached a settlement agreement with those who opposed the acquisition by adding new points to the already established plan. Some positives changes:

  • There will be a rate freeze until the end of 2017. The original plan was for summer of 2017;
  • Although TECO is not pursuing this acquisition as an investment, it has committed to own NM Gas for at least 10 years.

The case will eventually go to the full Public Regulation Commission for a final decision. Read more HERE.

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