The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is asking for support for a much needed Infrastructure Fund dedicated to the maintenance of its State Museums, Historic Sites Properties, and the Center for New Mexico Archaelogy. New Mexico Senator Jacob Candelaria, District 26 in Bernalillo County, is sponsoring Senate Bill 103 which is asking for the recurring fund.
Tim Roberts, Deputy Director to the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and former Ft. Stanton and Lincoln Historic Sites Regional Manager, called a meeting of the Board of Friends of Historic Lincoln (FoHL) and others interested in Lincoln and Fort Stanton Historic Sites on Monday, February 3, to create awareness of the need for an Infrastructure Fund. See the document below from the DCA Cabinet Secretary Debra Garcia y Griego.
Money to fund the request will come from the New Mexico Government Gross Receipts Tax, and will not further burden New Mexicans. According to Tim, the Bill made it out of the first committee with bi-partisan support.
Tim is asking that interested parties contact any or all legislators to request that they support Senate Bill 103. Quoting Tim, “We absolutely need this money.”