Tax Increase Costs Lab $2 Million: The Bernalillo County tax hike set to begin on July 1 will add about 19 cents onto every $100 purchase of most goods and services. This increase will cost Sandia National Laboratories about $2 million a year, and an estimated $64 per household.
What? No Air Pollution Crises in NM? Radical environmental groups have been shouting, protesting and spending thousands of dollars on advertising to say there is a toxic air pollution crisis in New Mexico. They say the crises requires a complete shutdown of the San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) because it is the largest polluter in the entire state. The fact that SJGS is the most economical source of electric power generation in New Mexico does not seem to matter. And now, the radical environmentalists have an even bigger problem. That is, the facts just don’t line up with their ‘sky is falling’ agenda. It seems the American Lung Association did not get the ‘New Mexico air pollution crises’ memo…
Is it Possible Government Could Operate Like a Business? It is possible for government to be prudent with tax dollars, using common sense when paying for goods and services – just like private sector businesses manage their operations. It just doesn’t happen often enough.
Regarding Integrity, Thomas Jefferson said, “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
And so it is, the NMBC will stand like a rock. There is much to be done in this state – for the people of this state. While we are open to new ideas that will move this state forward, the NMBC will not conform our mission to fit the agenda of whomever is in power at the time or simply ‘go along to get along’.
“It is not the critic who counts. . .The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; . . . who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” – Theodore Roosevelt
New Mexico Leaders Must Work Together to Succeed: The Post-Legislative BASH (Business and Social Hour) last night brought out a great crowd of elected/appointed officials, community leaders, employers and employees, and a mix of active New Mexicans.