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).
The Legislative Finance Committee is meeting jointly with the Legislative Education Study Committee at Highlands University in Las Vegas regarding the latest consensus revenue projections from the state’s financial gurus.
The news they heard is goo
There is a lot to learn about issues over the interim, which is the goal of many of the legislative committees meeting during the summer and fall. This week, committees are convening in Farmington and here at UNM.
The budget planning process for the University of New Mexico will get started much sooner and involve more stakeholders the next fiscal year. It is an effort to avoid some of the last minute crunch that often occurs between when the State Legislative ...