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

NM Legislative Special Session

new-mexico-santa-fe-new-mexico-state-capitol-buildingThe 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.

Preliminary 2016 Special Session Report

Read about the impact of the legislation passed during the Special Session to NMSU.


2016 New Mexico Regular Legislative Session

Final 2016 Post-Legislative Session Report

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:


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