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The New Mexico Business Coalition will publish items of interest to business owners in this column.

covid relief nmbc calls out gov

New Mexico (March 17, 2020) — New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) today announced that it is calling on Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham for assurance that the recent Public Health Emergency Declaration will not only protect the public and workers, but also employers. The governor’s emergency order is being used to waive medical care costs to the public and waive existing rules for employees to receive COVID-19 related unemployment benefits. To protect businesses during this health crisis, the rules which increase unemployment taxes employers pay based on the number of workers who file claims and the balance of the state's reserve fund should also be waived.

The 2020 Legislative Session has concluded and it was a packed 30 days filled with emotional debates and elevated tensions. Between the House and Senate, law makers filed 914 pieces of legislation. Here’s a quick break down of what that looks like:

bill count 2020 session

While the majority of these 914 bills never made it to the floor for a vote, here’s a recap of some of the highlights:

[Editor's Note: To see how each item fared, visit https://www.nmlegis.gov/ then choose Legislation, then the chamber and then insert the bill number.]

As part of NMBC’s commitment to keep you up to date throughout the 2020 legislative session, we have the latest on the session’s “Heroes” and “Zeros” as well as new bills that could affect you and your business. 

First, some good policy and transparency 'Hero' bills:

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