GRT – Min Wage GOING UP?

Santa Fe and Albuquerque have increased the minimum wage through local ordinances. Now, the Bernalillo County Commission has a hearing to consider raising the minimum scheduled for April 23, at 5:00 pm, in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government, Vincent E. Griego Chambers, Concourse Level II. Does raising the minimum wage help? Read more in this article: ‘Low-Wage Hikes Do Little for Economy‘.

The New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) believes in a free market system that allows individuals to find entry level jobs easily, then develop their skills and progress to higher wages based on merit and hard work. The NMBC does not support government mandated wages that reduce available jobs, reduce hours for those working, raise prices for goods and services and force small businesses to shut down.

If you want to let the Bernalillo County Commission know that raising the minimum wage is bad for our economy, here are options: 1. Print, sign and get others to sign a Petition for Employers; 2. Print, sign and get others to sign a Petition for Residents; or 3. Sign a Statewide, online Petition for Business Owners Opposed to Raising the Minimum Wage, here.

Minimum Wage and GRT Increases? We will have a great discussion about the minimum wage issue and the potential affects of the tax law changes passed by the New Mexico Legislature at the NMBC Post-Session BASH (Business and Social Hour), on April 11.

Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson will talk about the Bernalillo County’s upcoming vote on the minimum wage as well as his thoughts on raising the GRT. Robert Aragon, longtime business owner and attorney, will talk about key issues in the state. You don’t want to miss the fun and inside scoop on how our elected officials performed during the 2013 legislative session, April 11, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, at the Albuquerque Country Club, 601 Laguna Blvd SW. Light appetizers provided; cash bar available.

Here are some of the elected officials who will be attending the BASH:
Senator Mark Moores
Senator George Munoz
Senator Sander Rue
Senator Lisa Torraco
Representative Tom Anderson
Representative Kelly Fajardo
Representative Jimmie Hall
Representative Yvette Herrell
Representative Sandra Jeff
Representative Paul Pacheco
Representative James Smith
Representative Monica Younglood
Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson


Aragon Law Firm, PC – Robert Aragon
NM American Fire and Sprinkler Association – David Wilson
Americans for Prosperity -AFP

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