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Concerning COVID-19 Trends: Governor Lujan Grisham Pauses Re-Opening, Warns of Further Restrictions If Cases Continue to Rise

As COVID-19 cases continue to grow in New Mexico and particularly in Bernalillo County, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham last week extended the public health orders in effect for the state of New Mexico through July 15th, while also tightening some of restrictions on certain visitors to the state and warning that business re-openings may be …

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“The Best We Could Do”: Special Legislative Session Addresses Pressing Budget Needs, Small Business Aid, But Leaves Much To Do in January

It took an extra day or two longer than expected, but the special legislative session called to address the budget woes brought on by both the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the spring shock to energy prices reached agreement on a series of cuts, clawbacks, and “sanding” of agency budgets and appropriations to reduce the state …

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2020 Legislative Summary: Chamber’s Latest Publication Summarizes Rollercoaster from Regular Session’s Budget Highs Through Special Session’s Solvency Lows

The Chamber released today its 2020 Legislative Summary, the latest annual roundup of significant policy and budget developments coming out of both the regular session this winter and the special session that shaved hundreds of millions from the state budget in June. Covering major legislation and budgetary changes relating to business development, taxes, public safety, education, …

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Updates on COVID-19 Grant/Loan Programs: New Guidance for PPP Forgiveness, and Bernalillo County Launches $5 Million Grant Initiative for Small Businesses

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has updated its guidance document on securing forgiveness for federal Paycheck Protection Program loans to reflect new flexibility provided to employers in the latest legislation passed by Congress. For more information on applying for a PPP loan or further information on repayment and forgiveness, click here for the Treasury Department’s resources and guidance. …

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More Burdens for Business?: Proposed Ordinances Before City Council Would Add Substantial Hardships, Costs for Recovering/Reopening Businesses

Three newly proposed ordinances — all sponsored by Councilors Isaac Benton and Lan Sena — to be considered by the Albuquerque City Council later this month would substantially add to the regulatory and financial concerns of Albuquerque businesses by requiring new expenditures, adding to payroll costs, and resurrecting yet again an even more complicated and …

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