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The Mountain Pact encouraged by late 2021 proposal of 20-year drilling ban near Chaco Culture National Historical Park

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The Mountain Pact is thrilled with the administration’s action … to institute a 20-year ban on oil and gas leasing within a 10-mile radius around the Greater Chaco Landscape. Chaco Culture National Historical Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and the sacred ancestral homeland to many Indigenous communities. We are...

Bill expands procurement preference for NM businesses

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SANTA FE — New Mexico’s economy is bouncing back from the downturn caused by the coronavirus public health crisis, with unemployment down to near pre-pandemic levels and the number of jobs rising steadily.

We must keep up that momentum. And, just as importantly, we must leave no one behind.

That’s why Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has proposed expanding the administration’s Buy New Mexico initiative to further help in-state businesses thrive and create jobs.

The proposed legislation, Senate Bill 39, would increase from 5 percent to 8 percent the bidding preference for certified New Mexico resident businesses when they seek state and local contracts for goods and services.

The...

2022 Tax Season will bring nice surprises for many New Mexico families

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At no other time of the year are we more generous than during the holiday season, as we shower those we love with gifts and make donations to those in need. But nearly two years of a global pandemic have put too many hard-working New Mexico families in a financial bind. If worries over lost wages and unpaid bills have dampened your holiday cheer, you may find that the new year will bring some long-needed good news.

When you file your tax return this winter, you may be in for a very nice surprise. Thanks to the leadership of state legislators and Governor Lujan Grisham, New Mexico enacted several improvements in two tax credits that help those New Mexicans who need it most.

These...

ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS

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CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO

Request for Proposals (RFP) NO. 2021/2022/06/P

Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, is accepting proposals for:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Division, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director at (505) 863-1334. Copies are available for viewing or can be downloaded from: https://app.negometrix.com/buyer/3226

Electronically submitted proposals shall be received via electronic bidding platform until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on or before March 4, 2022 where...

Making meetings available to the public

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Dear Senate Committees’ Committee,

We, at the Founda­tion for Open Government are dedicated to ensuring every New Mexican can observe and participate in state government. It has come to our attention that the Senate Committees’ Committee proceedings are not being webcast. While members of the public wishing to attend the Committees’ Committee are permitted to attend sessions in person, New Mexicans who cannot travel to Santa Fe are left completely in the dark.

It is of grave concern to FOG that any public body would conduct the public’s business surreptitiously, but it is particularly egregious for the Committees’ Committee do so given that it is charged with the extremely...

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