The NMSU Office of Government Relations represents New Mexico State University’s interests and priorities with the state legislature, federal government, and government agencies.
Click on the link below for the Office of Government Relations preliminary election summary. Information will be updated.
For more information go to the New Mexico Secretary of State webpage.
NM Legislative Special Session
The New Mexico legislature was called into a special session September 29, and adjourned October 6, 2016. The legislature passed and sent to the Governor legislation meant to balance the state budget through spending cuts and budget measures.
Read about the impact of the legislation passed during the Special Session to NMSU.
2016 New Mexico Regular Legislative Session
Read about 2016 legislation and actions that impact NMSU and higher education.
2016 Legislative Session Bill tracking List
The NMSU Office of Government Relations tracks bills that have some impact on NMSU and higher education. Click on the Bill Tracking List to see the bills.
General Obligation Bond C and NMSU
General Obligation Bond C will be on the 2016 election ballot. It includes $27.5 million for the NMSU system statewide. In Las Cruces it would provide $22.5 million for the renovation of D.W. Williams Hall, which houses the NMSU Department of Art and University Gallery. Bond C will not increase taxes for information go to: http://gobond.nmsu.edu/
More information may be found by clicking here and reading previous updates.
NMSU’s 2016 Legislative Priorities
A number of legislative priorities have been approved by the Board of Regents to move forward during the session. Click on the images below for a larger view.
Every year NMSU produces a book with information on its legislative priorities. Click below to view a copy of the book.
2015 Legislative Session and Special Session
- NMSU Impacts in HB2, General Appropriations Act
- 2015 Special Session Results
- NMSU Priorities for 2015 Legislative Session
- State Economists Reveal Lower Revenue Estimates (Feb 4, 2015)
- Legislative Finance Committee, Higher Ed Department and Executive Make Recommendations for NMSU
- Legislative Finance Committee Recommendations
- Read the FY16 Executive Budget Recommendation here