New Mexico Bond Question B (2010)

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The New Mexico Bond Question B was on the November 2, 2010 general election ballot in the state of New Mexico as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. Approveda The measure was one of four bond issue questions that was on the ballot.[1]

Election results

See also: 2010 ballot measure election results

Official election results follow:

Bond Question B (Library Bonds)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 271,476 52.5%
No245,97147.5%

Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.

Text of measure

Ballot language

The ballot language that New Mexico voters saw on the ballot read as follows:[2]

The 2010 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of library acquisition and construction bonds. Shall the state be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed seven million eighty-two thousand one hundred ten dollars ($7,082,110) to make capital expenditures for academic, public school, tribal and public library acquisitions and provide for a general property tax imposition and levy for the payment of principal of, interest on and expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the bonds and the collection of the tax as permitted by law?

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Support

Supporters

  • Dr. Cheri Jimeno, president of New Mexico State University-Alamogordo, supported Bond Question B due to the positive impacts that the measure would bring to higher education programs, according to him. Jimeno stated, "Bond B supports libraries throughout the state. For example, if bond B passes, the NMSU-A library will receive more than $35,000, and the Alamogordo Public Schools will receive more than $38,000. In fact, if GO bond B receives voter approval, the libraries in Otero County will receive more than $212,000."[3]
  • San Juan College library director Chris Schipper stated about the importance of the measure, "It's completely essential, we really live or die by it. If the bond doesn't pass this time, this library would be faced with having to cut some of our subscriptions to our print resources. There would be some really unpleasant and tough decisions that we would have to make."[4]

Opposition

There was no known opposing campaign for Bond Question B.

Path to the ballot

The measure was sent to the ballot when the New Mexico House of Representatives voted in favor of the proposal's ballot access on March 3, 2010.[1]

See also

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