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


The Road to the 2018 Legislative Session

 

On August 16, 2017, the LFC received the 2017 Consensus Revenue Estimate which indicates General Fund Reserves of 3.4% for FY18 compared to less than 0.5 percent as projected at the end of the special session.  New money is estimated at $25 million for FY19.  Legislators expressed some caution due to the downside risks that were included in the estimate.  The next revenue estimate will be released in early December and will provide the guidance on revenue for the 2018 legislative session.   Click here to see the full report: Consensus Revenue Estimate – August 2017

 

2017 Legislative Special Session

The New Mexico legislature met in a special session May 24 and the Governor signed a budget bill that restored funding for higher education.  Click on the images below for details in a final report, a budget comparison table, and the budget bill.

FINAL SPECIAL SESSION REPORT
HB1 NMSU BUDGET DETAILS AND COMPARISON
COPY OF HB1, SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS

 

Final 2017 Post-Legislative Session Update

Read our comprehensive report and find out about everything higher education-related that happened at the 2017 legislative session. Click below for the report.