Category Archives: BIA Legislation
On January 15th, New Mexico Lt. Governor John Sanchez visited Santa Teresa to announce his and the Governor’s push to spend 60% of this year’s capital outlay on water projects. The Lt. Governor made his announcement at CRRUA’s arsenic treatment plant in Santa Teresa. If approved the legislation would provide capital outlay to CRRUA for several of its projects.
Video of the Lt. Governor’s remarks is below.
Dear Border Industrial Association Members:
The 2013 New Mexico Legislative Session adjourned this past Saturday. The session was a very good one for our BIA membership, as we successfully achieved $3.8 million extra funds for improvements to the water/wastewater treatment system in Sunland Park/Santa Teresa.
Senator Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces was elected Senate Pro Tem of the NM Legislature by unanimous vote on Tuesday. The Pro Tem is one of the top two positions in the Senate and selects committee chairs. This is great news for the BIA, as Senator Papen has been a strong supporter of the border.
On September 21st, the BIA helped coordinate a visit by former Senator Pete Domenici to New Mexico’s border region with Mexico.
On September 19th, the BIA helped host Governor Susana Martinez’s visit to the Santa Teresa Intermodal Park. Governor Martinez traveled to this region to announce the location of three new companies to Santa Teresa and the expansion of one existing Santa Teresa company. These companies are expected to create about 120 new direct jobs in New Mexico’s border region.