Early Voting Starts Soon!

New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) events give you an opportunity to meet and hear from elected officials and candidates running for important positions in local and state-wide races*. Don’t miss the chance to hear from these candidates who say they are pro-business and want your vote — Attend one of our Pre-Primary BASH’s:

The Las Cruces Pre-Primary BASH event is approaching quickly! Join us on May 8 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at La Posta de Mesilla. Admission is FREE, but seating is limited, so RSVP today! The following candidates have confirmed their attendance at the BASH: U.S. Senate Candidate David Clements, Public Regulation Commission Candidate Sandy Jones, State Representative Candidates Betty Bishop, Neal Hooks, Andy Nunez, Rick Little and John Zimmerman.

In addition, the Albuquerque Pre-Primary BASH will be on May 22 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Albuquerque Country Club. Register HERE. Join us in Albuquerque to hear from: U.S. Senate Candidate David Clements, Congressional Candidates Michael Frese and Richard Priem, State Representative Candidate Waylon Robert Chavez, Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston, Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson, and Bernalillo County Assessor Candidate George Torres.

Thank you to our BASH Sponsors La Posta de Mesilla New Mexico American Fire Sprinkler Association Kaufman’s West

*Candidates are asked to contact the NMBC if they would like the opportunity to speak at either BASH.

TAXES and the Cost to Business: The NMBC believes that fair taxation is necessary but our elected officials need to fix the overly complex and burdensome tax codes. It’s never easy to operate a business, but we do need a better system with less onerous regulation and a business-friendly environment that promotes business development. Considering the recent data put out by the Washington Post, it seems that tax preparation itself is costing small businesses much more than just the money owed in taxes. The current tax code requires weeks of work and thousands of dollars spent on administrative and accounting fees. What part of this scenario do our elected officials think is business friendly?

The NM Oil and Gas Industry Helps with State Taxes: Last month, New Mexico hospitals, schools, and universities received $69 million from oil and gas royalties and other sources collected by the State Land Office. Over the last three years, the trust lands produced more than $1.7 billion in income, saving the average household about $800 a year in taxes. A recent study pointed out that 31% of the state’s general budget comes from the New Mexico Oil and Gas industry. This is a great example of why the NMBC supports a business friendly environment for Oil and Gas and other job producers in this state!