Today is Election day for Albuquerque runoff elections in Districts 2 and 4: Because none of the city council candidates for district 2 and 4 met the threshold of winning…
Voter's beware; disingenuous doublespeak regarding Bernalillo ballot Proposition 1 & 2. NMBC has previously cautioned voters in the Albuquerque area (and around the state who will face this issue) to be skeptical of…
Do police body camera’s lead to better accountability?
Public safety breeds prosperity and that’s something New Mexico needs. The issue of increased crime in our state is one of NMBC’s priority objectives for legislators, but elected officials at the local level need to be held accountable too.
The final televised fight – or as some would say Gubernatorial Debate – was last night. It was easy to see the passion and determination in both candidates. The question is will that passion and determination help or hurt the state of New Mexico and the people living here?
For too long, New Mexicans have been missing out on the full truth about a wide variety of issues like: 1) what our electric companies go through in dealing with aggressive special interest groups to provide us with clean, affordable, energy; or 2) why some elected officials will pander to special interest groups in order to get re-elected - even when those special interest groups are destroying our economy.
Much more than a slogan on the #USA dollar bill, 'In God we Trust,' reflects what a blessing it is to be an American. As our nation struggles with foreign and domestic threats, economic insecurity, cultural tensions, and continual challenges to basic constitutional rights, NMBC encourages citizens of the United States to exercise one of their most precious freedoms – the right to gather, turn to God, and pray.
Sugar Tax Vote in Santa Fe – is Your Community Next?
It’s Election Day for some parts of the state from Santa Fe to Las Cruces and Voter turnout is expected to be high: The much debated Santa Fe ‘Sugar Tax’ will be decided today and early voting has brought out a record number of voters. For those voting today, NMBC encourages voters to notice these red flags: 1) The tax is regressive, that is, it would disproportionally hurt low income working families; and 2) Out of state billionaires and special interest groups have put hundreds of thousands of dollars into trying to influence voters to approve this tax. More reasons for Santa Fe voters to reject the sugar tax can be found HERE. A sample ballot and voting locations can be found HERE.
Bills passed with strong bipartisan support are being vetoed by the Governor. Some have veto messages and some have no comment.
Senator Brandt started a successful override measure in the Senate on the veto of HB 241 Use of Attendance in Teacher Evaluations. The Senate agreed to override the veto and obtained the necessary two-thirds vote by its members. The measure appears stopped by the House, however, which would also require two-thirds of its members to vote for an override. Rep Gentry, Minority Leader, said he’s confident that the measure will not pass the House.
In politics everyone works for someone.
Politicians work for bureaucrats, bureaucrats work for corporations, corporations work for shareholders, all the while the person who should be the boss, the taxpayer, is left out in the cold.
At the New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) we know citizens are supposed to be the real leaders in our system of self-governance. That’s why we work each day, fighting on their behalf, while keeping them informed and engaged with what’s happening politically.
No one else in New Mexico does what NMBC does.
When it comes to choosing candidates who favor private sector job growth over those who favor government growth, the choices are pretty clear when you have good information on hand. As the State Association Group for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), NMBC is pleased to provide this valuable 2016 Voter Guide to help identify candidates who stand for free market job growth.