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$500 Million Spending Bill for Community Projects

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This week’s New Mexico Special Session went about as expected. Legislators approved a revised $50 million supplemental spending bill for community projects. Here in Carlsbad, this includes funding for improvement to the Riverwalk Recreation Center and police department vehicles. Additionally, nearly $700 million in cash rebates were approved, with single NM taxpayers getting $500 and joint fliers $1,000.

Certainly, any rebate to the public is a positive, but let’s not ever forget that those rebates are only possible because of the oil and gas work going on in Eddy and Lea County. We continue to hope that northern New Mexico legislators will remain aware of why such a rebate is possible in future legislative sessions. 

From the office of Mayor Dale Janway 

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