Increasing the minimum wage in New Mexico will be one of the issues that will come up in the 2017 legislative session. Now is the time to let us know where you stand on this, and other issues.
NMBC was Proud to Take a Stand with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) recently in a court case against a Department of Labor overtime rule that would have taken effect on December 1. Along with a coalition of other associations and 21 states, NMBC supported the NAM Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The great news for New Mexicans who are already struggling with some of the highest unemployment rates in the nation is that we succeeded in delaying, if not stopping implementation of the job killing rule!
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.
Last Chance to Nominate an NMBC Hero is this Friday: The Annual NMBC Heroes Banquet will be on November 17, from 6pm – 8pm, at the Albuquerque Marriott, 2101 Louisiana, NE. This uplifting banquet will honor Heroes in our state who devote their time, energy and talents to protect our families, expand free enterprise and improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans. The Deadline to Nominate a Hero is September 16.If you know an Elected Official, Appointed Official, Business Leader, Community Leader, or Young leader who deserves to be recognized as an NMBC Hero, download the nomination form HERE and email it to NMBC at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 9-16-16.
So Many Issues: In the midst of important issues our elected officials (and voters) should be focused on, the Bernalillo County Commission has called a special meeting for Thursday, September 8, at 2pm. The point of the meeting is what to do with an Albuquerque Ordinance that will dictate to employers the type of paid leave they provide employees. While the issue is in Albuquerque for now, it has implications for every city in the state. NMBC will be at the meeting with several business owners to speak against the ordinance being placed on the November 8 ballot.
Join the NMBC in Roswell to Support and Celebrate New Mexico Oil and Gas: NMBC will be in Roswell to support and celebrate all that New Mexico Oil and Gas producers do for our state. Please join us on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center Parking Lot.
National groups that are pushing the ‘keep it in the ground’ agenda are again trying to make sure they are the only voice heard. NMBC, along with others in the state who appreciates all the GOOD that comes from oil and gas will make sure our voices are heard too! Don’t miss this free event that will have food, music and lots of fun. More information about the event HERE.
NMBC Members Give NM Public Regulation Commissioners Feedback supporting Cleaner Air and Carbon-Free Energy in NM (Sign the Petition HERE): An articulate and engaged NMBC member had some the following thoughtful feedback for the NM PRC:
“Dear NMPRC Commissioners: I respectfully submit to all five PRC Commissioners the following comments in opposition to the proposed rate cuts.
The NMPRC may be on the cusp of making a really bad decision to cut PNM’s requested rate by about two-thirds. While the PRC Evaluator may believe that such a reduction is in the best interest of the rate payers, I think that not having the leverage of PNM’s negotiated Palo Verde position will be more expensive in the long run because alternative fuels to supply the delta distribution will be more costly than nuclear and contain carbon emissions; which nuclear does not.
The reasons New Mexico has some of the highest unemployment, poverty and crime rates in the nation are complex. One thing stands out, however, and it points to the value of quality leadership.
It's not uncommon in New Mexico to hear of federal investigations and court actions to include oversight of an appointed 'Special Master' or 'Monitor' due to problems with how things have (or have not) been done. Regardless of the complexity of the issues, it's evident that leadership at many levels has an important role in where we are today and the ability of our state to improve as we go forward.
So the question is: "Can leaders improve, learn from others and be motivated to do better?" Fortunately, the answer is 'yes,' and the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) is coming up on August 11th and 12th to provide that opportunity. With five in-state locations to choose from, New Mexicans don't have to travel far to benefit from outstanding faculty of world-class teachers and speakers either. New Life New Mexico, at 2701 American Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM, 87124 is hosting the GLS for the second year in a row.
Join NMBC, The Rock of Talk and the Farmington Chamber of Commerce on July 26, for a Candidate Job Interview BASH (Business and Social Hour): The Farmington BASH will be held Tuesday, July 26, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Merrion Oil and Gas, 620 Reilly Ave, Farmington, NM 87401.
Candidate Job Interviews - Top Salary Offered (for NM Supreme Court Judge) is $124,000 a Year + Great Benefit Package! The candidates for New Mexico Supreme Court, incumbent Judge Judith Nakamura and her challenger, Judge Michael E. Vigil, have confirmed their job interviews. The New Mexico Supreme Court is the State's highest court and final court of review (court of last resort). In addition to reviewing decisions of lower courts, the Supreme Court, as the head of the Judicial Branch of Government, has general administrative and supervisory authority over all State courts and attorney regulation. The Court has authority to discipline attorneys and judges for professional misconduct and unethical behavior.
Setting the Record StraightVoters deserve to hear the truth in order to make an informed decision about what’s best for their community, not what’s best for special interest groups.
House District 32 Republican Primary Chandler vs Chavez
Campaigns have gotten nastier over the past few years to the point that some people will do anything to get elected. It’s troubling to see some campaigns based solely on destroying the opponent, rather than discussing issues. And it’s especially disturbing when the negativity is all in the hope of winning an unpaid legislative seat.
If a qualified candidate is running, is it necessary to completely destroy the character of the opponent?