IRS Gone Wild, Land Theft, GOTV & Water

Don’t Let Heinrich and Udall take more NM Land: Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall are preying upon the people of Dona Ana County with Senate Bill 1805 to designate a 500,000 acre national monument in Dona Ana County. President Obama has indicated his willingness to support this federal land grab of the Organ Mountains.

The New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) believes New Mexicans need to control our public lands, not the federal government. We encourage you to register your opposition to the 500,000 acre Udall/Heinrich land grab in Dona Ana County HERE.

Election Day is Tuesday, March 4, for Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, the Village of Tijeras and several other cities.

Santa Fe mayor’s race: Because Santa Fe is home to our State Capital, this race is critical. New Mexico needs a Santa Fe Mayor who is pro-business and supports community safety and job creation. Although there are three candidates, only one chose to respond to the NMBC, a nonpartisan, pro-business association. The responses by Bill Dimas are strong and well-reasoned, providing a fresh approach to the issues facing Santa Fe. Read more about Bill Dimas’ and see his responses to the NMBC questionnaire on the NMBC website under VOTER INFO. See voting information HERE.

Rio Rancho mayor’s race: Due to NMBC’s focus on the legislative session, we were unable to send out candidate questionnaires for all races. However, one candidate for Rio Rancho Mayor, Gregg Hull, has repeatedly communicated with the NMBC about his vision for creating jobs and improving the city’s business environment. We also had one candidate for City Council, Sandra Atwood, tell us about her background as a business owner and her desire to work for a business friendly environment in Rio Rancho that will provide jobs and improve the economy. See voting information HERE.

The Village of Tijeras Councilor race: David Wilson is a business owner and has a strong pro-business platform. As a founding member and former Director of the NMBC, Dave Wilson is a strong advocate for building a stronger business environment in New Mexico. He has attended most every NMBC event for the past 5 years. Here is a link with info on some of the East Mountain and Estancia Valley elections.

GOTV (Get Out The Vote). The NMBC encourages all New Mexicans to get educated on which candidates are pro-business and USE YOUR VOTE.

Protect Dona Ana Water, Levy Needed: The Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District (DASWCD) will be conducting a district-wide mil levy referendum on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, 8am – 5pm in order to meet the expenses of duties imposed by the Soil and Water Conservation District Act.

DASWCD is seeking an annual levy rate of $0.092 per $1,000 which is about $14 per year or about $1.16 per month tax on a property valued at $150,000. Levied funds will be used to meet responsibilities such as: to conserve and develop the natural resources of the state, provide for flood control, preserve wildlife, protect the tax base and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the people of Doña Ana County.

Contact DASWCD Chairman, Joe Delk, at (575) 644-3082 for more information or read more HERE.