Jonathan Williams is the Chief Economist and Vice President for the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), where he works with state policymakers, congressional leaders and members of the private sector to develop fiscal policy solutions for the states. Williams also co-authors Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer Economic State Competitiveness Index with Reagan economist Dr. Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore. Prior to joining ALEC, Williams served as staff economist at the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, authoring numerous tax policy studies.

Commentary by Cristina Arnold, Regional Vice President, New Mexico Business Coalition

The Roswell Healthcare Solutions Group recently met at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center with legislators, community leaders and physician recruiters from the area, to discuss the current crisis of obtaining and retaining healthcare providers for Roswell and the surrounding communities.

The New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) joined the Healthcare Solutions group when we realized that not only is the lack of providers in our area a problem for the residents and business owners of Roswell, it is also affecting the community’s ability to attract companies that will provide jobs and revenue needed to impact economic growth in our area.

New Mexico’s vibrant energy sector, which helped lead the state’s economic recovery, is facing a new threat.

Commentary By Carla J. Sonntag, President and Founder, New Mexico Business Coalition

At a time when New Mexico has the worst unemployment rate in the nation, not repealing the BLM methane rule would be detrimental to our children's welfare.

' An ax, not a scalpel, is needed on BLM's venting and flaring rule.'Opinion by Cristina Arnold, NMBC Regional Vice President. publised by the Albuquerque Journal.

NMBC is pleased to announce the featured speaker for the March 30 Energy BASH in Farmington will be Secretary Ken McQueen, New Mexico Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department.

Free Event - RSVP Required HERE.

In New Mexico, where at least 30 percent of the state's budget is driven by energy development, New Mexico Business Coalition estimated that the methane rule would close up 70 percent of the 30,000 wells in the state's northwestern corner.

"That would have a devastating impact," said Carla Sonntag, President and Founder of New Mexico Business Coalition.

Chairman Bishop of the House Committee on Natural Resources Holds a Press Call with NMBC and other Stakeholders to Discuss Repeal of DOI Regulations Under the Congressional Review Act

NMBC was on a National Press Call this morning (1-27-17), working with Congressman Rob Bishop - Utah, Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources to Repeal a recent BLM Rule aimed at the Oil and Gas Industry. NMBC was the only business group on the call supporting the use of the Congressional Review Act to repeal a BLM Venting and Flaring rule that went into effect towards the end of President Obama's administration. Removing the unnecessary, duplicative and expensive BLM rule will be a huge step forward to help New Mexico's struggling oil and gas industry.

Log Rolling Unfair to City Voters and Damaging to Job Opportunities

The Albuquerque Coalition for a Healthy Economy (A.C.H.E.) announced a lawsuit against the City of Albuquerque in State District Court due to the Healthy Workforce Ordinance. A.C.H.E. members, including New Mexico Business Coalition, believe the proposed ordinance is a fraud on city voters because it hides a vast number of punitive, unnecessary and expensive details from public debate and consideration. The proposed ordinance funded by a collection of out of state special interests presents at least seven different questions as one. Voters will be forced to decide on the ordinance during the October 3rd Municipal Election. If enacted the ordinance will be the most expensive and expansive in the nation, leading to lost job opportunities and businesses to relocate.

Would $1,000 a year out of each household budget hurt hard working New Mexicans? Listen tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 20, at 11:00am on ABQ Fox News Radio to hear why NMBC stands against raiding New Mexico's Land Grant Permanent Fund (LGPF).

Supreme Court & SOS Interviews: Listen TODAY on 95.9 FM

Candidate Job Interviews Today from 4 – 6 pm: Candidate job interviews conducted in Albuquerque by NMBC and interviewer, Eddy Aragon, will air today on the Rock of Talk, KIVA 95.9 FM and 1600 AM.

Tune in to hear candidates answer direct questions related to the job they would like you to hire them to do. Interviews airing today will include: Secretary of State: Nora Espinoza; Supreme Court Candidates: Judy Nakamura (incumbent) and Michael Vigil; Court of Appeals: Stephen French (incumbent) and Julie Vargas; and Senate District 9: John Sapien (incumbent) and Diego Espinoza

A Labor Legacy to Remember: Years of Excessive Overregulation

New NAM/NMBC Study Outlines Cost of Labor Regulations: Washington, D.C., Albuquerque, NM, September 22, 2016 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) released a new study today that outlines the destructive legacy this administration’s relentless labor regulatory agenda will leave for manufacturers, their employees and the communities in which they live. Regulations on issues such as contractor blacklisting, employee overtime, silica, union elections and injury and illness reporting will not only result in hundreds of millions of hours of paperwork, but will also come at a price tag of more than $80 billion in compliance costs over the next 10 years.

The Memorial Day Holiday Weekend - a Time to Remember our Heroes and Their Families: "It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle." H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NMBC Supports New Regulatory Reform Movement: The 'Rethink Red Tape Coalition' was Formed to Examine the Impact Regulations Have on Small Manufacturers and to Provide Small Business Owners a Platform to Drive Smarter Regulation.

Washington, D.C. — In response to the growing number of government regulations that unfairly burden America’s small businesses, manufacturers and startups, the New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) is adding its support to the newly launched Rethink Red Tape coalition and advocacy campaign, a project of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), in partnership with the International Franchise Association and Women Impacting Public Policy.

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