Legislation Introduced to Reform Public Infrastructure Funding

Senator Joseph Cervantes (D-Las Cruces) and Representative Kelly Fajardo (R-Belen) have introduced Senate Bill 262 to create a transparent, merit-based system for funding New Mexico’s essential public infrastructure projects. The bill is supported by a growing coalition of business, labor, and good government groups. It has passed the Senate Rules Committee and is awaiting a hearing in the Senate Finance Committee.

Spending public infrastructure dollars wisely not only ensures that New Mexicans have access to safe roads and clean drinking water, but also creates 2,700 jobs for every $100 million spent – which is especially urgent considering that New Mexico leads the nation in unemployment.

Learn more about this initiative and contact your legislators and Governor Martinez and ask them to support Senate Bill 262!

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