The NMSU Office of Government Relations represents New Mexico State University’s interests and priorities with the state legislature, federal government, and government agencies.
2015 Special Legislative Session
On Friday, June 5, Governor Susana Martinez called a special session to be held on June 8. The purpose of the special session is to consider the capital outlay bill, among other things. The capital outlay bill includes funding for NMSU building renovation projects. Check our Facebook page for updates.
2015 Regular Session Information
More 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 million for the Lottery Scholarship.