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What do YOU think is the most urgent issue facing New Mexico?

Help us select the topic for the 2016 statewide town hall by taking a quick survey on the important issues confronting our state. As a citizen you know what is important in your community, and we need your advice!

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Tourism funding clears its first hearing; Governor Anaya testifies on behalf of Centennial Town Hall

Implementation co-chair Governor Toney Anaya appeared on behalf of the Centennial Town Hall at the House Appropriations and Finance Committee (HAFC) hearing this week in support of marketing funding for the Tourism Department. Others spoke up as well. The result was that the Tourism Department may obtain a $1.5 million increase in their advertising budget for a total of $4 million for the next fiscal year.  This is great news for the town hall participants who wrote the economic development recommendation that called for increased tourism funding for advertising and marketing.   Read the recommendation by clicking here..

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