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Remembering April 4, 1968

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At age 39, the late slain civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., still wasn’t finished. There was a moral and social agenda to push and he felt he was the person most appropriate to do it.

According to books written by former people who knew King, there was never a hesitation in King’s mind about...

Standing Rock Sioux applauds BNP Paribas’ decision to divest from DAPL

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CANNON BALL, N.D.—The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is pleased to announce BNP Paribas has sold its shares in the loan to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Representatives from the bank contacted the Tribe to share the news on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

The Tribe commends the bank’s decision, which sends a strong message about the need for banks to respect Free, Prior and Informed Consent in their lending practices. BNP Paribas is the third bank in the DAPL loan consortium to divest, following similar actions by DNB and ING.

“As corporate greed continues to fuel dirty energy projects on our land, it is heartening to see that some banks recognize the imminent harm to our people posed by...

Smart startup: Know the rules

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Starting a business in New Mexico involves securing a tax reporting number and federal income tax ID. Beyond those basics, some business owners need special permits to serve food or alcohol or to operate in industries that are subject to heightened regulation.

The business owner is responsible for knowing what permissions are required.

WHERE TO START

Most New Mexico businesses pay gross receipts, compensating and withholding taxes, which means they need to obtain a Combined Reporting System (CRS) number from the Taxation and Revenue Department. Businesses use this number to report and pay the state, county and local taxes they collect on behalf of multiple taxing authorities.

To pay...

Supplier financing leverages trusted relationships

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Vendors who supply products to retailers don’t always have the capital needed to fill a large order. If the vendor can’t get the money — or can’t spend all its capital delivering a big order it has to wait 90 days to be paid for — it misses a chance to increase its profits and expand demand.

This is a common situation for many startups and small businesses that can’t borrow from traditional banks or even nonprofit community development loan institutions because the business principals have no track record, uneven credit histories, scant collateral or unclear citizenship status.

Some commercial lenders serve this market by offering invoice factoring, purchase order...

Democratic organization outlines 2017 NM Legislative Session

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On the most critical issues facing the Senate, including balancing both the FY17 and FY18 budget, the chamber acted in a bipartisan fashion to address the fiscal crisis in a responsible way that demonstrated the unity that continues to exist within the chamber.

Left with no easy solutions, legislators were called to make several difficult decisions necessary to the financial future of our state. Through bipartisan collaboration, the Senate was able to produce a sensible and balanced approach to our budget, all while continuing to pass legislation important to our communities and to the state.

While this memo could not possibly reflect the entirety of the work of the...

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