Category Archives: Water/Wastewater
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.
SANTA TERESA – Governor Susana Martinez visited Santa Teresa on November 2 to discuss two important capital projects that will improve vital infrastructure and support economic development efforts in the border region.
The two projects were included in the $86 million capital outlay bill that passed during September’s special legislative session. Governor Martinez visited Monarch Litho, Inc., a commercial printing company with facilities in both Santa Teresa and Juarez, to meet with employees and discuss the capital projects and other efforts to create a friendlier business environment and promote job creation along New Mexico’s southern border. She was joined by Economic Development Department Secretary-designate Jon Barela as well as members of the Border Industrial Association.
The legislative session ended today at 12 PM. Both the House and the Senate imploded with filibusters on both sides that resulted in no capital outlay projects being funded for anybody in the state – this includez our LEDA Funds. There is talk that a special session will need to take place possibly in August to address the redistricting issue and capital outlay. We may pick up the bulk of our LEDA funds then.