ACI’s policy agenda is the product of year-round input by our member businesses, working through focused policy committees.
Our policy committees are open to all employees at all member businesses. As a result of this process:
- ACI’s policy agenda is shaped directly by those it affects, and those who know the relevant issues and industries best.
- ACI’s policy agenda comes straight from our member businesses. Never from staff, political parties, or closed-door meetings.
- ACI’s policy agenda always reflects the most current needs of New Mexico’s business community and the constantly changing political landscape.
2015 POLICY AGENDA PRIORITIES
- Making New Mexico a right-to-work state to maximize the potential for creating economic based jobs for our workforce.
- Creation of an executive agency with authority to conduct hearings on administrative adjudicatory actions arising from state agencies using its own qualified, professional, objective and independent hearing officers or administrative law judges.
- The creation of Public/Private Partnerships to develop water infrastructure that will provide benefits to the public and promote water conservation.
- Preserving the integrity of the workers' compensation system to sustain an environment attractive to business investment and job creation
- The successful negotiation between all stakeholders for a positive resolution that results in maximization of federal funds by fully funding the Safety Net Care Pool.
- Updating the New Mexico Right to Farm Act to provide protection to modern food production agricultural operations to ensure the availability of a safe, abundant, and cost-effective food supply.
- Mandatory unitary combined reporting and taxation of foreign source dividends for corporate income tax filers
- Ongoing efforts to develop and implement a broad-based energy policy plan for New Mexico based on strong input from the business community and others.
- The elimination of the Total Suspended Particulate (TSP) standard and re-drafting of the state air quality regulations congruent with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), to make our state competitive with other jurisdictions and alleviate unnecessary compliance costs.
- Efforts to reduce school dropout rate.
- Forum Shopping limitations on choosing courts for filing of litigation in a jurisdiction perceived to be favorable to the plaintiff.
View 2015 Legislative Policy Agenda