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Storm on the Horizon: Legislative Finance Committee Hears Concerning Economic, Revenue Forecasts

The Chamber released a special edition of the Legislative Roundup this week covering the July meeting of the interim Legislative Finance Committee, which took a hard look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and disruption in energy markets on the state’s revenue projections and what will be required to deliver a balanced budget in next year’s …

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ALBUQUERQUE READS: Big Changes to Chamber Literacy Program in 2020-2021, Same Goals for High-Needs Kids

The Chamber announced this week that it will be adjusting the long-running Albuquerque Reads partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year in order to safely and effectively support the literacy development of kindergarten and first grade students from high-needs schools. The need to build literacy skills early in a child’s academic career has …

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“COME OUT AND EAT”: Chamber Joins Mayor Keller, Talks Masks and Fund to Help Restaurants

This past Saturday, Chamber President and CEO Terri Cole joined Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller at a press conference announcing supports for local restaurants, speaking about the Chamber’s mask awareness campaign and the need to support local businesses that are “hanging by a thread” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mayor announced expanded outdoor seating options at …

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“WEAR A MASK, BRING BUSINESS BACK”: Chamber’s Mask Campaign Picks Up Momentum Statewide as Other Chambers and Leaders Join In

The Chamber last week launched a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of wearing masks in public, making a clear connection between this common-sense public health measure and the economic well-being of our state. Centered around a simple, straightforward slogan — “Wear a Mask. Bring Business Back.” — the campaign has been adopted and …

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Yes on PPE, No on Premium Pay, and No Resolution on Paid Leave: Amid Strong Opposition From Businesses, ABQ City Council Acts on Ordinances

In their final hearing before the summer recess, Albuquerque’s City Council acted on two controversial proposals placing further requirements on business owners already struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, while withdrawing (for now) yet another paid leave proposal for possible future action. Most significantly, the Council rejected an ordinance that would have required many …

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2020 Chamber Awards: Chamber Board Meeting Announces Recipients of This Year’s Awards for Community, Elected Leaders

During a remote Board meeting Thursday afternoon, the Chamber awarded a group of legislators and community leaders with the 2020 Chamber Awards for their important work on behalf of Albuquerque and New Mexico. The annual awards, largely devoted to those legislators and local officials who have done the most to advance important legislation and policy, …

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