This November, New Mexico voters will decide on General Obligation bonds. Bond Issue B provides sorely needed supplemental funds to public, school, academic, and tribal libraries across the state. Resources ranging from desktop computers for schoolwork and job applications, to novels promoting literacy and learning for all ages are purchased with these funds.
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Projected Allocations for the 2014 GO Bond
Public Libraries: $3,000,000.00
School Libraries: $3,500,000.00
Tribal Libraries: $800,000.00
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Bookmarks, brochures, and flyers are now available to download.
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NMLA Legislative Day will be Thursday, January 30th, 2014. Please ask library supporters, including your local board members and friends groups to save the date and plan to be there.
We will meet towards the west end of the rotunda, near the sculpture of the venerable David Cargo, to distribute buttons and information. We will be using the yellow “Support Libraries” buttons provided by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library Advisory Board and by NMCAL.
Read more about New Mexico Library Legislative Day in the NMLA January/February 2014 Newsletter.
Click here for unofficial election results from the New Mexico Secretary of State.
Voting for Bond B in the 2012 general election will not result in any increase in property taxes for any New Mexico property owner.
Support Bond B with no tax increase!
According to the New Mexico State Board of Finance,
“The maximum size of the bonds is $140.2 million. Based on current projections, the State Board of Finance estimates that this is the maximum bond size that can be issued while keeping the State property tax mill levy roughly flat at the current rate of 1.36 mills. If all three ballots are approved by the voters in November 2012, the average cost to the owner of a property worth $100,000 over a 10-year period will be $8.04 per year. Of that $8.04 average cost per year, $6.88 is attributable to the higher education ballot, $0.59 to the senior facilities ballot, and $0.56 to the library acquisitions ballot. Absent voter approval of the ballots, the State property tax mill rate could be expected to decline slightly.”
The annual cost of GO Bond B, $0.56, is part of a total bond cost that will keep property tax levels flat.