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

Getting Ready for the 2019 Legislature


NMSU’s Legislative Initiatives



New Mexico State University undergoes an intensive process to determine legislative priorities for the 2019 legislative session.  These 2019 legislative initiative items were approved by the NMSU Board of Regents in September of 2018.  Click on the image to the left for details.






December 10 Revenue Estimates

The Legislative Finance Committee on December 10 released the most recent Consensus Revenue Estimate.  Below is the webllink for the LFC hearing Brief that provides more detail.

Consensus Revenue Estimate – August 2018


Final 2018 Legislative Session Report

Click here for a final report of the impact of the 2018 Legislative Session on NMSU.


GOB D: Thank you!

Two General Obligation Bonds directly impacting NMSU were passed in the  2018 General Election.  By supporting these items, voters supported student success and New Mexico economic development! GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND D includes $31.2 million for all NMSU campuses and does NOT raise taxes.

$25 million for the NMSU main Las Cruces campus for the renovation and modernization of three aging College of Agriculture buildings.

$1.7 million for Doña Ana County Community College for infrastructure improvement, including roof repair and replacement.

$1.4 million for NMSU-Alamogordo for replacement of the roof at the Tays Center, and improve infrastructure campuswide

$1.6 million for NMSU-Carlsbad for infrastructure improvements campuswide and renovation of the Learning Assistance Center.

$1.5 million for NMSU-Grants for improvements at Martinez Hall including roof and code compliance improvements.

General Obligation Bond D includes a total of $128 million for Colleges and Universities statewide.

General Obligation Bond B will provide $12 million for libraries statewide and includes $610,000 for all of NMSU’s libraries system-wide.