State of New Mexico Archives: on Technology
Protect Spaceport New Mexico from lawsuit abuse
We must protect the public investments we've made, such as Spaceport New Mexico. Taxpayers have already spent more than $209 million on this venture. But now, we risk losing this investment. The states competing with us for Spaceport business have passed
a bill protecting companies from lawsuit abuse. Because we didn't pass this, XCOR Aerospace chose to locate in Texas, over New Mexico. Again, it's about competition. Let's protect our investment in Spaceport and pass lawsuit abuse reform this session.
Source: 2013 State of the State address to N.M. Legislature
Jan 15, 2013
Invest in infrastructure and tech transfer
Q: How can congress create jobs?
Balderas: We need real tax reform that favors small business. We need a Washington that's going to prioritize and educate the workforce and grow the middle class.
Heinrich: We have to invest in infrastructure and focus on small businesses with tax credits and business loans. Also we need to focus on technology transfer.
Source: KOAT-7 live blogging of 2012 N.M. Senate debate
Jun 3, 2012