Friday, January 11, 2013

7 demands revealed (New Century Jobs Agenda)

jon barela and susana martinez are pushing public-private partnerships under the new century jobs agenda. that is all fascism ... the agenda is based on 20 recommendations ... by reorganizing the 20 recommendations, seven demands are revealed ...
Demand 1 of  7
(replace education with training)
REC 1 (ppp): Integrate workforce development,economic development, and education systems
REC 2 (ppp): Prioritize workforce needs for teacher training
REC 3 (ppp): Involve business in developing “soft” skills program
(then ... conspiracy) (added feb 22, 2013)
Political Translation
Apr 26, 2011

Children's Reading Foundation of Doña Ana County (ppp) ... early childhood development program

Steve Fischmann is a state senator representing District 37 and is a board member of the Children's Reading Foundation.
[now ... local news story] (added feb 22, 2013)
Denish asks biz leaders to push for early childhood funding
Feb 21, 2013

Invest in Kids NOW!  (ppp) ... early childhood development program

"The Invest in Kids NOW program would involve visits to the homes of children before they enter kindergarten. Those visits would include parental coaching, nutritional advice, medical screening and other measures to make sure children are fully prepared to enter kindergarten."

... former Lt. Gov. Diane Denish
Demand 2 of  7
(make it legal and profitable)
REC 4 (ppp): Reform tax policies
REC 9 (ppp): Review legislation, tax provisions, and regulations
REC 20 (ppp): Streamline permitting policies and procedures
[ap news story] (added feb 18, 2013)
Rio Rancho to apply for loan for water rights

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The City Council in Rio Rancho has given approval for the city to apply for a loan so it can snap up 400-acre-feet of water rights being offered by a source that officials have declined to name until the deal is finalized.
Demand 3 of  7
(give us money)
REC 5 (slush fund): Establish a state capital outlay plan
REC 6 (slush fund): Establish consistent funding for technology commercialization
REC 13 (slush fund): Create seed funding
[local news story] (added mar 1, 2013)
Legislative roundup, March 1, 2013
mar 1, 2013

Some call it “pork,” but some call it “The Work New Mexico Act.” Whatever you call it, the House on Friday passed House Bill 337, a $173.7 million capital outlay bill sponsored by Rep. Jim Trujillo, D-Santa Fe.
[local news story] (added feb 26, 2013)
Lawmakers say there's agreement over capital outlay projects
Feb 25, 2013

The measure (House Bill 337), announced Monday by Democratic leaders, would mean $123 million for construction-ready projects around New Mexico.

"When the Democratic leadership first unveiled its emergency capital outlay bill — known as the Work New Mexico Act — it included some $100 million in spending. But Republicans on the House Taxation and Revenue Committee, which Trujillo co-chairs, complained they weren’t consulted and asked why some things were included, others left out. When Trujillo told them all the projects were vetted, ready to go and that, by the way, he had the votes to pass the measure without them, one lawmaker called him a bully."
Demand 4 of  7
(get the military involved)
REC 7 (ppp): Enhance policies and incentives for national laboratories
REC 10 (ppp): Develop aerospace supply chain
REC 11 (ppp): Support industry associations
[AP] (added mar 6, 2013)
Governor urges lawmakers to pass bill exempting liability for space parts firms
mar 5, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE — Negotiations to lock space tourism company Virgin Galactic into a long-term lease at the spaceport New Mexico taxpayers built for it are on hold while a proposal to broaden liability exemptions for space companies lingers in the Legislature, Gov. Susana Martinez said Tuesday.

[Virgin Galactic President and CEO George Whitesides] hinted last year that the company could leave New Mexico if lawmakers failed for a second year to pass a bill that would extend legal liability exemptions to space parts suppliers. He and the governor have both said the legislation, which would protect companies from lawsuits by passengers on spaceflights, is necessary for New Mexico to compete with states like Texas, Florida and Colorado, which already have the exemption on the books and are developing their own spaceports.
[local news story]
NM to lose jobs in face of fiscal cliff
December 28, 2012
"There's ways you can look at new ways of partnering, new ways of doing business," said Casey DeRaad of the Phillips Technological Institute, a networking agency for public-private partnerships in the defense industry."
[local news story] (added feb 18, 2013)
Spaceport 'informed consent' bill passes House unanimously
Feb 7, 2013

"Virgin Galactic, the anchor tenant at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico, said passing the bill was critical to allow the spaceport to function. The proposal, supporters say, could also attract more spaceport-related companies by reducing their liability burdens."
[local news story] (added feb 18, 2013)
It’s unanimous: Spaceport informed consent bill sails through Senate
Jan 30, 2013
Demand 5 of  7
(Lisa Adkins - Director bioscience center)
REC 8 (ppp): Create a business culture of innovation and growth
REC 12 (ppp): Establish a Bioscience Center SBDC (open house jan 10, 2013)
REC 18 (ppp): Establish a collaborative culture
Strategy : Promote “Put New Mexico First” opportunities in organizations that are state-supported, as well as in laws and policies.
bioscience center (and 33 other SBDCs)
Demand 6 of  7
(get everybody wired)
REC 15 (ppp): Implement a statewide connectivity plan
REC 17 (ppp): Conduct digital media pilot programs for students
... the story below is the set-up prior to a proposal for another ppp ... we already know the name of the first ppp school ... New Mexico Connections Academy ... (see below) ...
[AP news story]
NM faces huge digital divide despite investments
(feb 24, 2013)

Such broad distances and low population densities make digital infrastructure expensive to install and prevents many commercial providers from laying fiber optics or other broadband technology without government assistance.
[AP news story]
Skandera OKs online school despite opposition
(feb 3, 2013)

New Mexico education chief Hanna Skandera, overruling the state Public Education Commission this week, will allow a new all-online charter school to open in the fall.

The Albuquerque Journal reported that the school will be called New Mexico Connections Academy and will contract with the online, for-profit curriculum company Connections Academy. The school aims to serve students in grades K-12 from around the state.
Demand 7 of  7 
(Stuart Rose - Technology transfer position)
REC 16 (ppp): Create technology transfer position
REC 14 (ppp): Encourage 21st Century medicine
REC 19 (ppp): Provide access to essential information
[local news story] (added mar 4, 2013)
Window is closing on state-run health exchange
mar 3, 2013

“This is not a free market,” Evans said. The federal health care law requires people to have health insurance — they don’t have a choice, she said. “I think it is ridiculous when they talk about a free market like people are going to McDonald’s.”

Navigators’ pay, at least in the first year of the exchange’s operation, is also a concern. Currently, federal funds can pay to train navigators but can’t be used to fund their salaries. The exchanges are expected to generate revenue to pay the navigators, but until the exchange gets started, those funds aren’t available, state officials say.

Organizations such as New Mexico Voices for Children want state policymakers to appropriate $2 million in the proposed state budget to pay navigators’ salaries. But so far, the Martinez administration has resisted that idea.
[press release] (added feb 26, 2013)
Stuart Rose licenses ‘cell cleaning’ technology from UNM – creating Biophagy, LLC
feb 14, 2013

The BioScience Center’s founder, Stuart Rose, doesn’t just talk the talk – he walks the walk as well! An agreement with STC.UNM to license cell cleaning technology was finalized in January, 2013. With license agreement in hand, Stuart created another start-up called Biophagy, LLC, which will also incubate at The BioScience Center.
jon barela and susana martinez are pushing public-private partnerships under the new century jobs agenda. that is all fascism.

"Therefore be it resolved that the endorsers of this resolution support the following legislative agenda [new century jobs agenda] that was developed though input from local business, community and economic development leaders with recommendation[s] developed out of the New Century Economy Summit [the twenty now grouped to seven] to improve New Mexico’s competitiveness and opportunities for investment."