On January 15th, New Mexico Lt. Governor John Sanchez visited Santa Teresa to announce his and the Governor’s push to spend 60% of this year’s capital outlay on water projects. The Lt. Governor made his announcement at CRRUA’s arsenic treatment plant in Santa Teresa. If approved the legislation would provide capital outlay to CRRUA for several of its projects.
Video of the Lt. Governor’s remarks is below.
Dear Border Industrial Association Members:
The 2013 New Mexico Legislative Session adjourned this past Saturday. The session was a very good one for our BIA membership, as we successfully achieved $3.8 million extra funds for improvements to the water/wastewater treatment system in Sunland Park/Santa Teresa. Continue reading “2013 Legislative Recap”
SANTA TERESA – Governor Susana Martinez visited Santa Teresa on November 2 to discuss two important capital projects that will improve vital infrastructure and support economic development efforts in the border region.
The two projects were included in the $86 million capital outlay bill that passed during September’s special legislative session. Governor Martinez visited Monarch Litho, Inc., a commercial printing company with facilities in both Santa Teresa and Juarez, to meet with employees and discuss the capital projects and other efforts to create a friendlier business environment and promote job creation along New Mexico’s southern border. She was joined by Economic Development Department Secretary-designate Jon Barela as well as members of the Border Industrial Association. Continue reading “Governor Highlights Important Capital Projects in Santa Teresa”
HB 24 (Overweight bill):
This bill passed both houses and is sitting on the governor’s desk waiting for her signature. Because this bill was endorsed by the governor during the session, it is a given that she will sign this. After signature, this bill will become law on July 1st.
Continue reading “Legislative Recap”
The legislative session ended today at 12 PM. Both the House and the Senate imploded with filibusters on both sides that resulted in no capital outlay projects being funded for anybody in the state – this includez our LEDA Funds. There is talk that a special session will need to take place possibly in August to address the redistricting issue and capital outlay. We may pick up the bulk of our LEDA funds then.
Continue reading “Legislative Update – Post Mortem”