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2015 Policy Priorities Released

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New Mexico First is pleased to share our preliminary 2015 Water Policy Priorities. This document will be updated throughout the upcoming legislative session. With help from advisors throughout the state, the organization honed recommendations from the 2014 water town hall into this set of immediate goals on planning, watersheds, legal issues, new sources of water, conservation and of course, funding! ..

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First Responders Event Produces Recommendations

Over 100 law enforcement officers, fire fighters, emergency medical professionals, emergency management professionals, telecommunications experts, public utility professionals and wireless industry operators came together this week in Albuquerque. The event, sponsored by the NM Department of Information Technology and facilitated by New Mexico First, identified needs and priorities to ensure statewide coordination for implementing the Public Safety Broadband Network in New Mexico. ..

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New Mexico Child Care and Early Education Task Force Report Released

In conjunction with the New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership, New Mexico First released the New Mexico Child Care and Early Education Task Force Report. The report is the result of recommendations made by a task force of statewide stakeholders representing child care providers, early childhood education institutions, business associations, foundations, advocacy groups, state agencies, and legislators. It details recommendations on stability for children and families, child care workforce, and child care quality and accountability.
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Major New Mexico employers sign STEM education proclamation

The below message  is a courtesy announcement from the STEM Action Team. New Mexico First convened a summit for the STEM Action Team in 2012.

Six major employers in New Mexico are collaborating to put New Mexico on the forefront of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and workforce development. The employers signed a STEM Education in New Mexico proclamation earlier this summer and will hold a press conference on November 22 at the New Mexico Electric Car Challenge. The November 22 press conference for the proclamation will take place at 10:00 a.m. as part of the New Mexico Electric Car Challenge. Click herefor details. ..

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New Mexico First President to speak on water in Las Cruces

New Mexico First President Heather Balas to speak on water issues at the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance’s monthly luncheon on November 4th in Las Cruces.  Balas will discuss the 2015 Water Policy Priorities for the upcoming legislative session.   ..

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Save the date! NM Department of Information Technology First Responder’s Forum!

Calling all emergency responders, law enforcement officers, emergency medical services responders, firefighters and secondary responders!  

On December 8-9, the NM Department of Information Technology will convene a forum that will engage a wide range of people in solution-driven discussions about the new first responder network. If you are a first responder in local, state, tribal or federal governments, we want you to join us.    ..

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Early Childhood Development Forums

Essential to any conversation on childcare is the perspective of education professionals along with parents and other stakeholders. The New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership wants you to be part of this conversation! On behalf of the partnership you are invited to participate in a Childcare and Early Education Regional Forum in Farmington or Las Cruces.
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Save the date! Water Policy Day at the NM Capitol

New Mexico First will hold a Water Policy Day during the next legislative session. Join us on February 5, 2015 to advocate the recommendations from the 2014 statewide water town hall.  ..

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Save the date! First Forum Lecture Series 2015!

New Mexico First will host its biannual First Forum on June 25, 2015! 
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Water Town Hall Implementation Update

We have exciting news to report about our water town hall implementation activities. NM First developed a plan with the input of town hall attendees and our implementation team for the upcoming legislative session.  ..

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