Now that the 2017 Legislative Session has concluded, and as of Friday the Governor has completed her signing deadline, New Mexico First is pleased to announce
that your voice for smart, bipartisan policy played an influential role in this year’s session. Our public policy organization promotes recommendations
developed by citizens during our town halls and forums. This year, New Mexico First supported or informed legislative efforts on economy, ethics reform,
water and education. ..
The New Mexico Environment Department Construction Programs Bureau is now soliciting applications for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund! This is a federal program, administered by NMED, offering low cost financing to eligible public entities for planning/design/construction of wastewater
collection and treatment facilities and non-point source water pollution control projects. All applications are ranked in order of: 1). Water Quality
Factors 2). Permit Compliance 3). Financial Need 4). Sustainability and 5). Readiness to Proceed. Bonus Points are awarded for green projects incorporating: green infrastructure, water efficiency, energy efficiency or environmentally innovative activities! ..
2015 New Mexico Progress Report ..
New Mexico First will host Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Regional Meetings! Register today!
New Mexico First is pleased to announce that we are using a new web platform to produce reports, enabling you to easily view them on your desktop, phone
or tablet.(You will also retain the option to access them in “old-fashioned” PDF.) Our water research report, initially published last year, is the
first document available on the new platform. Access Advancing New Mexico's Future: Water Planning, Development & Use anytime, and watch for future data in the same format!
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!
Click here to take the 3 minute survey. We appreciate your input!
Click here to
read more about our last town hall! ..
New Mexico First is pleased to announce that a number of policies we supported during the 2015 legislative session passed. Our platform resulted from the
2014 statewide water town hall, which produced recommendations on water planning, watersheds and ecosystems, legal issues, new sources of water, funding,
conservation and water quality. We joined with numerous organizations and individuals to support the following items, most of which have gone to the
governor for signature. ..
New Mexico First supported bills continue to advance in the legislative process! A few items of note regarding the 2015 policy platform:
So far, so good on water policy this session. New Mexico First, joined by almost 100 people in the Capitol Rotunda, presented proposed water reforms at
last week’s lobby day. Town hall
attendees, New Mexico First staff, and board members are talking with lawmakers and attending hearings to advance the organization’s 2015 policy platform.
All our supported bills are still moving forward! A few items of note: ..
Joined by nearly 100 citizens, New Mexico First celebrated “New Mexico Water Awareness Week” at the NM Capitol by unveiling a policy plan to address New
Mexico’s critical water problems. The plan was revealed at a press conference acknowledging “New Mexico Water Awareness Week,” which was the result
of a memorial sponsored by Rep. Andy Nunez (R-Hatch) and co-signed by Sen. Gerald Ortiz Y Pino (D-Albuquerque).
The press conference spotlighted the comprehensive legislative plan, which was developed from
recommendations created at the New Mexico First 2014 water town hall, which was attended by
over 300 people from 31 counties, representing urban, rural, and tribal interests.The legislative plan includes: ..