On Report from Santa Fe host Lorene Mills discusses General Obligation (GO) Bond C, a statewide bond issue that could provide funds for 33 public colleges, universities and specialty schools in 23 cities and 21 counties across New Mexico if passed. The bond requests $159 million for renovations and facility upkeep at these schools.
The two largest projects to be funded by the bond this year include $30 million for a new building for the UNM College of Nursing and College of Population Health, and $21 million to renovate and replace science and engineering facilities for agricultural research and an IT (Information Technology) building at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
Other projects include $8 million for Eastern New Mexico University to renovate the Science Building and $13 million for Central New Mexico Community College to renovate their Student Center. GO Bond C will provide nearly 1,500 jobs statewide and will not increase taxes.
There are a total of three General Obligation Bonds on this November's ballot – Bond A is for Senior Centers, Bond B is for Libraries, and Bond C is for Higher Education.
Report from Santa Fe airs on all three PBS stations across New Mexico including KNME New Mexico PBS - Santa Fe/Albuquerque on Sundays, 8 a.m. on Ch.5.1 (excepting Pledge Drives) & 4:30 pm on Ch.9.1.
Report from Santa Fe Guests
Steven Gamble, President Emeritus of Eastern NM University and co-chair of the 2020 GO Bond for Higher Education Campaign
Garnett S. Stokes, president, The University of New Mexico
Dr. Christine Kasper, dean, UNM College of Nursing
Dr. Tracie Collins, dean, UNM College of Population Health
John Floros, president, New Mexico State University
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