U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
TAOS ― Following the release of a new consensus revenue estimate at Wednesday’s Legislative Finance Committee meeting, Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement:
“This surge in revenues to state government dramatically highlights the need for leadership that will invest in New Mexico’s schools, put people to work and make New Mexico more competitive by building much needed infrastructure and develop New Mexico into a clean, renewable energy economy that creates jobs and reaches a goal of 50 percent renewable energy production in New Mexico by 2030.
1. On Education, we must fund statewide universal Pre-K, increase educator salaries and fund apprenticeships and skills training through community colleges and high schools to prepare workers for good-paying jobs.
2. On Infrastructure, we must upgrade and modernize our roads, bridges, water systems and invest in Broadband
3. On Clean Energy, let’s put solar panels on every state building and develop the power grids and infrastructure needed to become a clean energy exporter.
I have developed detailed plans to jump-start New Mexico’s economy and implement a robust strategy to drive investment, growth, and jobs. New Mexico can lead the nation in cybersecurity, intelligent manufacturing, sustainable and green industries, bioscience and health, tourism and outdoor industries, digital media and film, sustainable agriculture and value-added agriculture, and aerospace but only with the right leadership.
My record and that of my opponent could not be more different. In Congress and in the Legislature, Steve Pearce consistently voted against investing in renewable energy, and against job skills and career education programs. He won’t make those kinds of investments, I will.”