August 9, 2016

NM teachers to get $100 debit cards for suppliesLas Cruces Sun News

Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday announced that all New Mexico teachers will receive a prepaid $100 debit card to help buy classroom materials and supplies for the second year in a row. “As I’ve traveled around the state, teachers often tell me they have to pay for classroom supplies out of their own pocket,” Gov. Martinez said in a news release. “With these debit cards, we’ll help cover the costs while making sure our teachers, kids, and classrooms are equipped for the year ahead.” - - 08/09/2016


Advocates: Bill would enhance state's creative economyLas Cruces Sun News

The business of the arts can help drive the economy in New Mexico, said a group of artists, entrepreneurs and others who gathered recently to talk shop. Staff for U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., hosted the discussion allowing residents to share their ideas about stimulating arts businesses, improving access to the arts and creating more arts-related jobs throughout New Mexico. Discussions surrounded initiatives in the Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy (CREATE) Act, a bill introduced by Udall in March at a gathering in Washington, D.C. The bill would help artists, entrepreneurs and workers employed in cultural education and tourism better access federal programs and resources to grow their business and share artwork with local communities. - - 08/09/2016