NMLA Legislative Day will be Thursday, January 30th, 2014. Please ask library supporters, including your local board members and friends groups to save the date and plan to be there.
We will meet towards the west end of the rotunda, near the sculpture of the venerable David Cargo, to distribute buttons and information. We will be using the yellow “Support Libraries” buttons provided by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library Advisory Board and by NMCAL.
Read more about New Mexico Library Legislative Day in the NMLA January/February 2014 Newsletter.
Click here for unofficial election results from the New Mexico Secretary of State.
Voting for Bond B in the 2012 general election will not result in any increase in property taxes for any New Mexico property owner.
Support Bond B with no tax increase!
According to the New Mexico State Board of Finance,
“The maximum size of the bonds is $140.2 million. Based on current projections, the State Board of Finance estimates that this is the maximum bond size that can be issued while keeping the State property tax mill levy roughly flat at the current rate of 1.36 mills. If all three ballots are approved by the voters in November 2012, the average cost to the owner of a property worth $100,000 over a 10-year period will be $8.04 per year. Of that $8.04 average cost per year, $6.88 is attributable to the higher education ballot, $0.59 to the senior facilities ballot, and $0.56 to the library acquisitions ballot. Absent voter approval of the ballots, the State property tax mill rate could be expected to decline slightly.”
The annual cost of GO Bond B, $0.56, is part of a total bond cost that will keep property tax levels flat.
Although this year’s photo contest is over, it is not too late to share your photos! Kudos to the NMSU Library for the latest photo submission. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Support Libraries with a Yes on GO Bond B!
The Voters’ Guide by the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico is now available. Click here to access the PDF.
Support GO Bond B for little more than the cost of a stamp.
Help us support GO Bond B! Download and print out table tents to remind your patrons about GO Bond B. The file is intended for 11×17 paper, but sizes nicely when printed on letter-size paper.