The New Mexico Legislature convened in Santa Fe at noon today, with a senate that promises a steadiness forged in previous sessions while the House of Representatives experiences momentous change, even down to seating assignments, office space and parking slots.
The Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) revealed its budget recommendations for the 2015-16 fiscal year this morning. Usually these recommendations are the best indicator of how the budget built by legislators during the upcoming session will look.
For higher education, the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) hearing in December is the biggest and most important of the interim season. This is when institutions outline their legislative requests and when legislators work hard to deflate campus expectations.
There’s no way to sugarcoat the revised revenue estimates coming out of Santa Fe this morning. That glee we’ve been experiencing at the gas pump has a definite downside in a state that depends heavily on oil and gas revenue. New revenue estimates have been cut nearly in half.
For the past couple of years, the UNM Health Sciences Center has been the steward of health care work force data collection, which was mandated by the Legislature to keep tabs on the needs of New Mexico in that area.
Higher Education Secretary Jose Garcia briefed members of the Legislative Education Study Committee in Santa Fe on the higher education funding formula and what is proposed for the FY16 budget year. Development of an outcomes-based formula over the ...
Three legislative interim committees are braving icy elements in Santa Fe, getting hearings in before the holiday and pre-session rush. Nine committees in total meet before Thanksgiving. Bills to be considered in the 2015 session can be prefiled ...
This report will be of particular interest to the staff and many faculty members who see a nice chunk of change from each paycheck go toward a retirement managed by the New Mexico Education Board (ERB).