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Podcast: the Bonds and Amendments on New Mexico’s 2022 Ballot

Early childhood education, exploiting the Land Grant Permanent Fund, and judicial reform are topics found on New Mexico’s ballots.

Southwest Public Policy Institute‘s Patrick Brenner and the host of Common Ground Jebediah Osborn talk about the bonds and amendments on the 2022 ballot in New Mexico.

Bonds and Amendments Common Ground

SPPI is back on the show to talk about the Bonds and Amendments we are voting on

Content warning: mild language.

Constitutional Amendment 1

Proposing an amendment to Article 12, Section 7 of the Constitution of New Mexico to provide for additional annual distributions of the permanent school fund for enhanced instruction for students at risk of failure, extending the school year, teacher compensation and early childhood education; requiring congressional approval for distributions for early childhood education.

Constitutional Amendment 2

Proposing to amend Article 9, Section 14 of the constitution of New Mexico to allow public investment to provide access to essential household services, including internet, energy, water, wastewater and other similar services as provided by law, upon the enactment of general implementing legislation by a majority vote of the members elected to each house of the Legislature.

Constitutional Amendment 3

Proposing to amend Article 6, Section 35 of the Constitution of New Mexico to provide that an appointed judge serve at least one year before a general election is held for the office to which the judge was appointed.

Bond Question 1

The 2022 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of senior citizen facility improvement, construction and equipment acquisition bonds. Shall the state be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed twenty-four million four hundred seventy thousand dollars ($24,470,000) to make capital expenditures for certain senior citizen facility improvement, construction and equipment acquisition projects and provide for a general property tax imposition and levy for the payment of principal of, interest on and expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the bonds and the collection of the tax as permitted by law?

Bond Question 2

The 2022 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of library acquisition bonds. Shall the state be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed nineteen million two hundred sixty-six thousand dollars ($19,266,000) to make capital expenditures for academic, public school, tribal and public library resource acquisitions and provide for a general property tax imposition and levy for the payment of principal of, interest on and expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the bonds and the collection of the tax as permitted by law?

Bond Question 3

The 2022 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of higher education, special schools and tribal schools capital improvement and acquisition bonds. Shall the state be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed two hundred fifteen million nine hundred eighty-six thousand dollars ($215,986,000) to make capital expenditures for certain higher education, special schools and tribal schools capital improvements and acquisitions and provide for a general property tax imposition and levy for the payment of principal of, interest on and expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the bonds and the collection of the tax as permitted by law?

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