The NMSU Office of Government Relations represents New Mexico State University’s interests and priorities with the state legislature, federal government, and government agencies.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Roundhouse Update, February 26
February 26, 2015 — Now that the full House has passed the state budget bill, 42-25, it’s time for the Senate to work on it. The Senate Finance committee will be taking amendments for the state budget bill today and tomorrow.
We’ve updated our tracking list. Click below to see the list.
Click on any of the links below to read previous updates:
Roundhouse Update, Feb 24
February 19, 2015 — Every year a team from NMSU analyzes and tracks bills that may have an impact to NMSU and/or higher education. Click here to see a list of bills NMSU is tracking.
2015 LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION
NMSU completes and long and necessary process to review and narrow down NMSU’s priorities for which it will advocate during the legislative session. Click here to read detail about NMSU’s priorities.
State Economists Reveal Lower Revenue Estimates (Feb 4, 2015)
Every year the Legislative Finance Committee, the Higher Education Department, and the Governor’s office make budget recommendations. NMSU has prepared a comparison of their recommendations, with NMSU’s requests. The information factors into the work of the Legislature as they form budget bills for New Mexico. Click here to view comparison.
The Legislative Finance Committee makes budget recommendations which legislators use as they determine funding levels. The LFC released its recommendation on Jan 9. It includes a 2.2 percent increase for higher education.
Governor Susana Martinez Executive Budget Recommendation
In her budget recommendation, the Governor proposes an additional $6.5 for the Lottery Scholarship.