Voters approved General Obligation Bond C, 61%-38%, according to unofficial election results. As directed by law, Bond C will provide $19 million for the renovation of Hardman and Jacobs halls on the Las Cruces campus. The bond also provides $2 million for the Doña Ana Community College, and $1 million each for the campuses in Alamogordo, Grants, and Carlsbad. For more information go to: http://www.nmsu.edu/gobond/
Voters also approved GOB B, 62%-37%. Bond B will provide $386,090 for the NMSU Las Cruces Library. The Doña Ana Community College Library will recieve $83,349, NMSU Alamogordo will receive $26,442, Carlsbad will receive $13,539 and NMSU Grants will receive $10,461. For information go to: http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/news/article/8909/
For more results of the general election go to http://sos.state.nm.us/2012GenResults/StateWideResults.htm
General Obligation Bond C
General Obligation Bonds are the primary way to fund capital improvements at New Mexico higher education institutions and come before voters every two years. In 2012, General Obligation Bond C would provide funding to renovate aging infrastructure at higher education institutions across the state. The passage of GOB C would not raise taxes.
What does General Obligation Bond C include for NMSU?
The NMSU system would receive $24 million; $19 million will go toward the renovation of Hardman and Jacobs Halls on the Las Cruces campus. Of the remaining funding, $2 million will go to Doña Ana Community College for infrastructure renovation, and $1 million will go to each of the campuses at Alamogordo, Carlsbad, and Grants.
Why does Hardman Hall need renovation?
Hardman Hall is 38-years-old and contains classrooms and lecture rooms in which most every NMSU student will take a class. It also houses the Student Success Center, which helps provide services to students to help them develop skills needed to excel in College. Hardman Hall is in need of renovations to greatly improve the learning and teaching experience, and bring it up to 21st-Century technology standards.
Why does Jacobs Hall need renovation?
Jacobs Hall is 49-years-old and holds many of the university computer labs. The building was first built as a music building, and its spaces are not conducive to learning and teaching.
Will property taxes go up if GOB C Passes?
For more information on Bond C go to: http://www.educationbondc.com/