There will be an item on this November’s ballot that will directly impact students at New Mexico State University. If passed, General Obligation Bond C would provide over $119 million in construction at colleges and universities statewide – with no resulting tax increase. For NMSU, it would include $19 million for renovations at Hardman and Jacobs halls at NMSU’s Las Cruces campus; $1 million for infrastructure renovations at the Grants campus; $2 million for Doña Ana Community College; $1 million for renovations at the Carlsbad campus and $1 million for NMSU-Alamogordo.
Jacobs and Hardman Halls at NMSU-Las Cruces are 49 and 38-years-old respectively, and most every student will pass through these buildings as it contains classrooms and labs for many entry and lower level courses.
“The General Obligation Bond projects on this year’s ballot are critically important to New Mexico State University,” said NMSU President Barbara Couture. “Our request this year includes both a vital renovation on the Las Cruces campus as well as important projects at our community college campuses across the state. Accomplishing these improvements will greatly assist the university in reaching its goals as it works to best serve the people of New Mexico.”
This year’s General Obligation Bond C would not result in a tax increase if approved. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.