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Thu October 4, 2012
New Mexico GO Bond B Would Benefit Higher Education Libraries
The passage of the General Obligation Bond Bill B would benefit libraries at New Mexico State University and other academic school libraries across the state.
GO Bond B is one of three bond issues in Senate Bill SB 66 signed by Gov. Susana Martinez in March.
If approved by the voters, the bond would provide $9.7 million for New Mexico libraries. GO bonds provide up to 25 percent of New Mexico academic library materials. The cumulative total for the NMSU library system would be $519,881.
• NMSU Las Cruces - $386,090
• NMSU Dona Ana Community College - $83,349
• NMSU Alamogordo - $26,442
• NMSU Carlsbad - $13,539
• NMSU Grants - $10,461
Public, academic and school libraries statewide would receive $3 million for the purchase of library materials. In addition, tribal libraries would receive $700,000 for the purchase of library materials and construction.
"The NMSU Library relies on bond funds in order to maintain its collection," said NMSU Library Dean Elizabeth Titus.
The $9.7 million bond issue would cost taxpayers 56 cents per $100,000 of their assessed property value.
Early voting begins Oct. 9 at the Dona Ana County Government Center and at alternate polling locations on Oct. 20.
For more information on GO Bond B visit http://www.bondsforlibraries.org/.