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The NMBC is especially pleased to see that TECO has stated it will cut gas service rates after the transaction is approved. This will amount to $2 million in the first year after acquisition and $4 million thereafter until it can file a rate case, which the company will delay until after July 1, 2017. Additionally, we believe that TECO’s Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) business expertise (in Florida), combined with New Mexico’s abundant energy portfolio, could create the perfect opportunity for TECO to replicate its compressed NGV business in New Mexico. Not only could this mean new business and job opportunities, it could create new demand for natural gas. Because New Mexico receives 30 percent of its general funds from severance taxes, this is yet another potential benefit to the state.

The PRC hearing on this case is scheduled to go well into next week so your support of TECO is needed. If you have not already done so, please sign this petition now.

Rio Rancho mayor’s race: Early voting for the run-off Rio Rancho Mayoral election begins this week. The NMBC encourages Rio Rancho voters to support job growth in private enterprise by electing pro-business candidates who favor open government and who will listen to the whole community, not just special interest groups. Gregg Hull has communicated with the NMBC and attended our last BASH (Business and Social Hour). His vision to develop Rio Rancho’s business environment and focus on job creation is right on the mark for what we need from elected officials.

If you live in Rio Rancho, don’t miss your chance to vote. Early voting begins Wednesday, March 26th. See voting information HERE.

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.

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

Business Highlight: reCARnation reCARnation is a transportation company in Albuquerque that sells and rents used cars, and provides mechanical, body and paint services on a full range of preowned cars, minivans, SUV’s and passenger vans. All of reCARNation’s vehicles are LIFEXTEND Certified in our own 18,000 service garage. LifeXtend includes a full 72 point inspection, repair or replacement of many key parts and components. If you are looking for an affordable, fully reconditioned used car, used truck, or any used vehicle in Albuquerque, reCARnation can help. And, reCARnation can help even if you have bad credit or no credit.

Talk to any reCARnation customer and you’ll quickly learn how different they really are. reCARnation®’s sales process is never high pressure because their Transportation Consultants (TC’s) are paid on salary, not commission. Problem credit is not a problem at reCARnation. reCARnation only wants you to succeed in any transaction completed with them. reCARnation’s goal is to put you in the right vehicle for the right price with a payment structure that is right for you. reCARnation’s core mission is to Keep You Rolling. See more information about reCARnation HERE.

The NMBC Cares About Business: The work and success of the NMBC equates to a brighter future for all New Mexicans and local businesses. That gives all New Mexicans the opportunity for a better economy through private sector job growth. Over the next months, the NMBC will profile some of the great businesses that provide the jobs, products and services that improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans.