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Capital outlay bills include New Mexico State University projects

Capital outlay bills signed by New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson this week include funding for renovations to New Mexico State University's biology building, improvements to athletic facilities, equipment for the public television station on campus, and other university projects.


the projects would receive general obligation bond funds, subject to voter approval of an education bond issue in the general election in November. Other projects will receive funding from severance tax bonds, which do not require voter approval.

The general obligation bond legislation signed by the governor includes the following New Mexico State University projects:

$9 million for infrastructure renewal and expansion at Foster Hall, the biology building on the main campus.

$3 million for phase two construction of the East Mesa Center of the Dona Ana Branch Community College.

$1.25 million for phase two construction of the DABCC's border area satellite.

$700,000 for infrastructure renovation and expansion at the DABCC.

$1.2 million for infrastructure renovation and expansion at the NMSU Carlsbad campus.

$727,000 for infrastructure renovation and expansion at the NMSU Alamogordo campus.

$500,000 for infrastructure renovation and expansion at the NMSU Grants campus.

Separate legislation providing severance tax funding for capital projects includes the following New Mexico State University projects:

$45,500 for the renovation of Foster Hall, the biology building.

$20,000 for football equipment.

$50,000 for improvements to the university golf course.

$100,000 to construct police and public safety training facilities at the main campus.

$35,000 to purchase production, recording, editing and other related equipment for the KRWG-TV news department.

$22,500 to purchase a digital field production camera and related equipment for KRWG-TV news.

$5,000 to upgrade the computer editing systems at KRWG-TV.

$4,500 to purchase musical instruments for the university band.

Four appropriations totaling $165,000 for improvements to athletic facilities.

Karl Hill
March 8, 2002