The NMSU Office of Government Relations represents New Mexico State University’s interests and priorities with the state legislature, federal government, and government agencies.


2017 Legislative Session

 

2017 Legislative Session

This year’s legislative session adjourned on March 18.  Click on the link below for our report of budget, NMSU, and higher education-related issues.

2017 Legislative Session Preliminary Report

 

 

NMSU Tracking List

New Mexico State University has a team that watches all bills that are introduced and determines the impact that any of the bills might have to the NMSU community.  To see an ongoing list of the bills that NMSU is tracking, click on the link below:

NMSU 2017 Legislative Bill Tracking List

Legislative Updates

Want to read any of the legislative updates that were posted with details during the session? Click on the link below for previous updates.

Previous Legislative Updates

 

 

Executive and Legislative Finance Committee Budget Recommendations

The Governor and the Legislative Finance Committee released their proposed budgets for 2017-2018.

 
              NMSU Impact: Side-by-side Comparison of Executive budget proposal and Legislative Finance
              Committee proposal
              Budget Capital Progression Table FY18

 

 

 

The Governor's budget proposal: •For the remainder of FY 2017, includes an additional 0.5% reduction from the 2016 Special Session reduction of 5% for higher education •Includes an ERB swap, but decreasing the employer contribution by 3.5% and increasing the employee contribution by 3.5% •For FY 2018, a 1% reduction to higher educations institutions, and a .5% cut to special schools

The Governor’s budget proposal
  • Remainder of FY 2017:

*  Additional 0.5% reduction from the 2016 Special Session reduction of 5% for higher education

*  Includes an ERB swap, by decreasing the employer contribution by 3.5% and increasing the employee contribution by 3.5%

FY 2018:

*  1% reduction to higher education institutions, and a .5% cut to special schools

                               *  Continues 3.5% ERB swap

                                                       Click here to for more information on the Governor’s website

 

The Legislative Finance Committee:

 * .6% reduction for higher education

* Does NOT propose modifications to the employees contribution to retirement

* 4% base redistribution and no new money for the Instruction & General (I&G) funding formula

* For Non I&G, a 6.5% reduction for most Research and Public Service Projects (RPSP’s) and

moving several projects into I&G

* Flat budget for the Agricultural Experiment Station, Cooperative Extension Service, and the New

Mexico Department of Agriculture

                                                       Click here to see the proposal on the LFC website

 

 

 

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/higher-ed-nm-bond-c-logo-vote-8_17