State of New Mexico Archives: on Jobs
Protect government jobs at our labs and military bases
While New Mexico has seen some job gains in certain private sector industries, there is no question that the number of government jobs is on the decline. Last year, New Mexico lost more than 4,800 government jobs, including 400 federal jobs in a single
month. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Washington, DC is going to solve the budget mess anytime soon.
I am committed to working with our delegation to protect our labs and military bases and fighting to avoid further cuts.
Our labs and bases are not only important to New Mexico, but they are critical to the security of America.
However, we'd be foolish to leave our state's economy at the mercy of the next fiscal cliff in Washington. The opportunity to forge a new path
and shape our own destiny is before us. It's an opportunity defined not by decisions made in Washington, but by the hard work and ingenuity of New Mexicans. That means diversifying our economy and growing the private sector.
Source: 2013 State of the State address to N.M. Legislature
Jan 15, 2013
Sequestration would cut 20,000 jobs at N.M. national labs
Wilson said a Heinrich vote last year is endangering 20,000 New Mexico jobs at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. She was referring to last year's deficit-reduction stop-gap agreement--agreed to by both parties--that there will be automatic
across-the-board spending cuts, including cuts at the national laboratories. Heinrich didn't dispute the number, but said he is fighting to stop the automatic "sequestration" cuts and fighting to keep those jobs from being eliminated.
Source: Santa Fe New Mexican FactCheck on 2012 N.M. Senate debate
Oct 11, 2012