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2015 News   -    ALEC

NEW MEXICO P3 RELATED LEGISLATION

NEW DOCUMENTS APRIL 30, 2015

New Mexico HB 299 P3 2015 Legislature - bullet points: -more-  

HB 405 - Legislature Session 2013 - House Taxation and revenue Committee Substitute for House Judiciary Committee Substitute for HB 405 51 legislature for session 2013 -more-  

HB-405 - 2013 - Relating to Public Projects; enacting the Public-Private Partnerships Act... -more-     HB-405 Sub-markup  -more -  

HB 33 - Click here  APPROVAL OF CERTAIN PROJECTS BY LAW - Sponsor - David Adkins.   "Relating to New Mexico Finance Authority....providing for standard projects that receive economic development funding...begin July, 2019, repeals and re-enacts certain section of NMSA 1978, specifically Section 6-25-6 (see the language substituted)...purpose...to implement a program to assist eligible entities in financing projects...power to make loans, issue revenue bonds...enter into loan participation agreements...provide loan guarantees, make any agreements..etc.This seems to me to be the stalking horse that allows the New Mexico Finance Authority to engage in all manner of projects whether by financing, assisting, buying, selling, issuing bonds, etc. THIS PASSED the House 60-0 on Friday, 2/5/2016 - Current Location: Senate Introduction or Senate Calendar

HB 139 - LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT PROJECTS - Sponsor Stephanie Garcia Richard - Summary: does not create new authority but changes the definition of existing statute - re Local Economic Development Projects, and substitutes new definitions as to what constitutes a "local economic development project."Status: as of Feb. 8, 2016 - In committee. "Not yet printed?" as of Feb 2, 2016 - Referred to the Government, Elections & Indian Affairs Committee with a 10-0 "DO PASS" recommendation

Follow NM P3 ligislation at American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Click here

Protect New Mexico - Follows NM Environment Legislation   Click here

House Bill 299 - First session, 2015
Feb 26, 2015 - HTPWC Committee Report  
Mar 6, 2015 HUC Committee Report   
Mar 11, 2015 - Final House Vote (38-Y 27-N)  
Feb 27, 2015-Fiscal Impact Report   
(Legislature web page here )
HB 33- click here  

APPROVAL OF CERTAIN PROJECTS BY LAW
HB 33 - Click here    - APPROVAL OF CERTAIN PROJECTS BY LAW - Sponsor - David Adkins

Progress Now Organization - Search for NM on State Rep. Larrañaga
NM Gov .Larrañaga webpage Click here  
BallotPedia report on Larrañaga Click here  
Larranaga is member of ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Concil) Int'l Relations Task Force.
ALEC sample PPP Act Click Here  

January 2016 -
"To provide greater certainty and local management of federal land use in Utah, and for other purposes."
UT P3 Legislation on Public Lands  
Jan 21, 2016 - Related news article  

2016 Survey of Public Water in the US
click here  

AMERICAN LEGISLATINVE
EXCHANGE COUNCIL (ALEC)

With the help of the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, your local politicians can obtain model legislation and re-write state laws behind closed doors to favor corporate takeover of public assets and services. Their Model Bills intrude into almost every arena of government legislation that may have corporate benefit. Here, we are concerned with specific legislation that should be of concern for NM residents.

State Chairs of ALEC  Click here
ALEC International Relations Task Force
(Souce Watch) Click here

ALEC MODEL LEGISLATION AND POLICY:

2011 - 3H3-Environmental Services Public-Private Partnership Act Exposed.  

2000 - Asset Forfeiture Process & Private Property Protection Act

January 9, 2015 - Public Policy Statement on Transfer of Public Lands  

January 28, 2013 - Water-Wastewater Utility Public-Private Partnership Act  

ALEC COMMENTARY:

February 6, 2013 - The Kochs Are Ghostwriting America’s Story. Click here  

The ALEC Preemption Legislation 

American Legislative Exchange Council  (ALEC)
Exposed
  

106 corporations depart ALEC. Click here  

P3 RELATED REPORTS 2015

American Legislative Exchange Council  (ALEC)
Exposed
  

"P3s are contractual agreements between a government agency and a private entity that typically involve the renovation, construction, operation, maintenance, or management of a facility or system. The agency generally retains ownership in the facility or system, but the private entity has additional decision rights in determining how the project or task is completed.
More here:

P3 is at a rebranding of privatization. The phrase implies a win-win circumstance by connecting corporations (for profit) and Government (non-profit) for a common good. Two examples of failures:
South-Bay Expressway  
Presidio Parkway  

2015-
Ten Principles for Successful PPPs
 

December 23, 2015 -
US Dept of Education Charter School Program Overview   

December 23, 2015 - Related to the October 2015 report: A Commitment to Transparency: Learning More About the Charter Schools Program
Click Here  

October 2015 -
Charter School Black Hole: CMD Special Investigation Reveals Huge Info Gap on Charter School Spending  Click here    - A Discusses $3.7 billion + the federal government spent on charters & the gaps in what the public could see about which charters received taxpayer money.

September 2015 -
Private funding and corporate influence in the United Nations. Click Here  

February 2015 - The Hamilton Project - P3 to revamp US infrastructure
"This discussion paper...Project was designed in part to provide a forum .. to put forward innovative and potentially important economic policy ideas.."
Click here
 

January 2015 -
Unfair Cooperation Agreement on Water Privatization (Many resources) Click here
  
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2016-2017 P3 COMMENTARY AND NEWS

July 5, 2017 -

The new west: why Republicans blocked public land management . ... As ‘permanent tourists’ move to the western US, the oil and gas-captured Republican party is fighting to keep locals out of managing public lands. Guardian

June 28, 2017 -

Can private money solve public water problems?
As facilities age and public funding declines, private companies may step in. High Country News

June 22, 2017 -

How privatization could spell the end of democracy. ... Between Trump and tech, never before have so many powerful people been so intent on transforming government into a business. Guardian  

A Grain of Truth: RCEP and the Corporate Hijack of Indian Agriculture. ... The plight of farmers in India has been well documented. A combination of debt, economic liberalisation, subsidised imports, rising input costs and a shift to cash crops (including GM cotton) has caused massive financial distress. Counter Punch

Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems. ... Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an alternative?
Guardian

June 21, 2017 -

How privatization could spell the end of democracy. ... Between Trump and tech, never before have so many powerful people been so intent on transforming government into a business. Guardian

Neoliberalism turned our world into a business. And there are two big winners. ... Fearmongering Donald Trump and optimistic Silicon Valley seem to epitomize opposing ideologies. But the two have far more in common than you think. Guardian

(June 9, 2017) Congressional Progressive Cacus white paper on "21 Century New Deal for Jobs" including concerns regarding infrastructure. Download

Proposed House Bill by Juan Lujuan: "To rebuild and modernize the Nation’s infrastructure to expand access to broadband internet, rehabilitate drinking water infrastructure, modernize the electric grid and energy supply infrastructure, redevelop brownfields,
strengthen health care infrastructure, create jobs, protect public health and the environment, and for other purposes. " Download

March 21, 21017 - New Mexico Lobbyists report spending nearly $292K during session.
New Mexico In Depth

Update on the 500 Infrastructure Project list (initially 50), one of which was the APR (See below for details) ...
Rob MacGregor, Legislative Director, office of Steve Pearce (NM-02) contacted the white house and the list is “not something from the White House and not something we support.”.

Download the story and NM projects list

June 19, 2017 -

Lessons from the Charter School Disaster in Indianapolis. ... A teacher in Indiana's thoughts on returning to teaching in the public schools.
AlterNet

Trump's infrastructure plan is a pillar of his agenda. It also isn't very smart Guardian

Stealth Logging in the National Forests.
Counter Punch

June 8, 2017 -

The thing about Trump's infrastructure plan is: it doesn't really exist. ... The Republican leaders of Congress killed off that plan months before Trump ever reached the Oval Office. What we are left with is a farce. Guardian

From 2015:
What the heck is a P3? Conservation Voters New Mexico
or download it here

June 8, 2017 -
Correspondance related to the new 500 infrastructure project list from Gail Armstrong (R-NM Dist. 2) to the NM Governor's office Click here.pdf And read the next paragraph for more information -

Related:
State requested projects:
I-10 corridor improvement
DHS Interoperability
New crime lab
Santa Teresa Intermodal facilities
Remediation of Carlsbad brine well

Not requested by the state:
Southline Transmission Project
SunZia Transmission Project
Augustin Plains Ranch

Related:
More than 500 infrastructure projects are pitched to Trump, who will favor private money and speed. ... States, unions, presidential advisers and consultants flood the White House with proposals. The president's pledge to cut regulations and his condition for funding — "If you have a job that you can't start within 90 days ... it doesn't help us" — risks leaving critical construction and repair behind. (Full list of the projects at the bottom of the article). APM Reports
Download the story and NM projects list

NM DHS Interoperability
NM New crime lab Public Safety
NM Santa Teresa Intermodal facilities
NM Augustin Plains Ranch Water $600 million
NM Remediation of Carlsbad Brine well Water
AZ, CA, NM, TX I-10 Corridor Improvement
AZ, NM Southline Power Transmission
AZ, NM SunZia Power Transmission

How Business “Partnerships” Flopped at America’s Largest University, ...recent “partnerships” with private businesses have been far less productive.
Counter Punch

Robert Reich: Trump’s Infrastructure Scam. ... What Donald Trump is proposing is nothing but a huge and unnecessary tax giveaway to the rich. AlterNet

Trump’s privatisation plans 'would hand America's most important assets to special interests'. ... Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer asserted that financiers would profit while average citizens will be stuck with the bill for infrastructure projects. Independent

Trump’s “America First“ Infrastructure Plan: Let Saudi Arabia and Blackstone Take Care of It. ...
Throughout the presidential campaign, Donald Trump blasted his rival for taking money from Saudi Arabia, which, he regularly charged, has a horrific human rights record and was behind the attack on
September 11 Intercept

This Land is Your Land. ... America's public lands are under threat. The Guardian is seeking contributions to support our series on the great public land giveaway. Thanks to your generosity, we hit our $50,000 goal in just 31 hours. Additional funds will be used to support our coverage of critical environmental issues. Guardian

More than 500 infrastructure projects are pitched to Trump, who will favor private money and speed. ... States, unions, presidential advisers and consultants flood the White House with proposals. The president's pledge to cut regulations and his condition for funding — "If you have a job that you can't start within 90 days ... it doesn't help us" — risks leaving critical construction and repair behind. (Full list of the projects at the bottom of the article).
APM Reports

Inequality in the United States, which began its most recent rise in the late 1970s, continues to surge in the post–Great Recession era. During similar eras -
such as the New Deal - many of the public goods and services we value today were created to deliver widespread prosperity. But the way in which cities, school districts, states, and the federal government
deliver things like education, social services, and water profoundly affects the quality and availability of these vital goods and services. In the last few decades, efforts to privatize public goods and services have helped fuel an increasingly unequal society. This report examines the ways in which the insertion of private interests into the provision of public goods and services hurts poor individuals and families, and people of color.
How privitization increases inequality

May 30, 2017 -
How Business “Partnerships” Flopped at America’s Largest University, ...recent “partnerships” with private businesses have been far less productive.
Counter Punch

Inequality in the United States, which began its most recent rise in the late 1970s, continues to surge in the post–Great Recession era. During similar eras -
such as the New Deal - many of the public goods and services we value today were created to deliver widespread prosperity. But the way in which cities, school districts, states, and the federal government
deliver things like education, social services, and water profoundly affects the quality and availability of these vital goods and services. In the last few decades, efforts to privatize public goods and services have helped fuel an increasingly unequal society. This report examines the ways in which the insertion of private interests into the provision of public goods and services hurts poor individuals and families, and people of color.
How privitization increases inequality

May 18, 2017 --

(April 24, 2017) The Incoming Privatization Assault.Get ready for everything from private infrastructure and private prisons to voucherized schools and Medicaid.
American Prospect

May 13, 1027 -
'This is our land': New Mexico's tribal groups gear up to fight for their home. ... President Trump’s decision to review the designations of 27 national monuments has raised fears of a corporate giveaway – and the pueblos of the Rio Grande valley are worried. ... New Mexico’s Republican congressional representative Steve Pearce has proposed reducing the 490,000-acre Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks national monument to 54,800 acres, and described Obama’s expansion of the national monuments as an abuse of power.
 Guardian  

May 3, 2017 - Reclamation Seeks Information on Water Infrastructure Alternative Financing and Public-Private Partnerships. Press Release Agenda

May, 2 2017 -
Study: Livestock Grazing on Public Lands Cost Taxpayers $1 Billion Over Past Decade. Center for Biological Diversity Report    and BLM and USFS livestock grazing stats  

Apruil 13, 2017 -
Shocking Education Report Shows Taxpayers Paying Hundreds of Millions for Unneeded and Inferior Charter Schools. .. California's dismal record serves as a warning as Trump administration gears up for massive K-12 privatization. AlterNet

March 15, 2017 - Congressman Steve Pearce is hosting a Town Hall for constituents of New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District.

When: Saturday March 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm MST
Where: New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
Download information and questions to ask Pearce

A report on how a foreign political movement promotes charter schools in the U.S.: Scores of state lawmakers took trips subsidized by controversial Turkish opposition movement. (including NM Rep George Munoz ... Public Integrity  

Pigs at the Trough: Privatization of the Public Good. ... Donald Trump has assembled a Cabinet distinguished by capitalist oligarchs, hedge-fund scammers and failed military officers. However, these officials – some have yet to receive Senate approval – share a common belief that the federal budget is a bottomless pig’s feeding trough to be plundered for private corporate and, ultimately, management and shareholder personal enrichment.  CounterPunch  

Trump's infrastructure plans will hamper access to clean water. ... Since Donald Trump unveiled his infrastructure plan, many have written that it should be called a privatization plan, and rightly so. The Hill  

Beyond the Mirage The Future of Water in the West - Video on YouTube  

January 5, 2017 -
The Great Public Land Heist Has Begun

Without demonstrable public will and with strong opposition from environmentalists, hunters, anglers, the Department of the Interior, and the outdoor recreation industry, among others, Republican lawmakers are attempting to transfer control of your public lands from federal to state governments in a thinly-veiled attempt to force their sale for purposes of resource exploitation. Now, the first blow has been struck. -

Under current Congressional Budget Office accounting rules, any transfer of federal land that generates revenue for the U.S. Treasury - whether through energy extraction, logging, grazing or other activities - has a cost. If lawmakers wanted to give such land to a state, local government or tribe, they would have to account for that loss in expected cash flow.

The immediate impact of the rules change is that lawmakers cannot raise a budgetary point of order if a land transfer bill comes to the floor. Under existing House rules, any measure that costs the U.S. Treasury money must be offset by either budget cuts or a revenue-raising provision.

The culprit, UT Congressman Rob Bishop:
"Bishop's initial act upon his appointment as Chairman Natural Resources was his decision to hire several oil and gas industry officials to work on the subcommittee that oversees oil and gas leases on public lands. Press coverage that highlights industry insiders working for the chairman contributes to the impression that Washington D.C.’s revolving door is alive and well at the Natural Resources Committee...."
Rest of the story - WestWise  :

115THCONGRESS - 1ST SESSION - H. RES. 5. The Bill, HR-115  

Related News Articles:

April 9, 2015 - Republicans just voted to sell off your national forests    Gizmo  

January 3, 2017 - House GOP rules change will make it easier to sell off federal land  WaPo  

January 4, 2017 - Selling off public lands. The House rule change that went unnoticed.  DailyKos  

December 6. 2016 -

Tar Heel Heist: How the Charter School Industry is Hijacking Public Education. ... NC offers a harrowing preview of what American classrooms might look like under President Trump. AlterNet  

November 21, 2016 -
Paul Krugman: Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan is one big scam - Trump's plan to rebuild the country's infrastructure is really a scheme to enrich wealthy people    Salon/Krugman  

October 18, 2016 - Ute Tribe declares political war with Rep. Rob Bishop. SLTrib  

June 22, 2016 -
House bill to sell national forests passes committe

The above article here  

May 26, 2016 - A disturbing trend in the water sector is accelerating worldwide. The new “water barons” — the Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires — are buying up water all over the world at unprecedented pace. Website here
or PDF version here

042516- "Nestlé Is Trying to Break Us": A Pennsylvania Town Fights Predatory Water Extraction -more-   

March 14,2016 - Cashing in on Kids: Corporate Lobbying Powerhouse ALEC Pushed 172 School Privatization Bills Last Year. Click Here

March 2016 - State of Public Water in the US - Report by Food and Water watch. Click here  

 February 2016 - Landmark Survey Shows For-Profit Water is a Risky Rip-Off. Click here   

February 13, 2016 - From London - "The spiritual wellbeing of our cities is being eroded by the creeping corporatisation and privatisation of its public spaces, the author Will Self has warned." Rest of the story click here

2012 Right Wing Watch report on privatization
 Click Here

February 22, 2016 - GOP advances water privitization (in WI) CLick here  

February 3, 2016 - Privatization on Steroids: Emergency Manager Who Switched Flint Water Resigns from Detroit Schools. Click here  

January 13, 2016 - Netflix Founder Drops $100 Million to Join Billionaire Crusade to Privatize Our Public Schools  Click here

January 24, 2015 - Obama Administration Enables Billionaire Takeover of US Public Schools
Click here
  

Nov 18, 2015 -
Here's how funding for the Purple Line will work - A rail transport line in DC Click here  

November 2, 2013 - Washington Post -
Opposition to D.C. public-private land deals imperil library, other projects

By Mike DeBonis November 2, 2013January 20, 2016 - Obama Administration Enables Billionaire Takeover of America's Public Schools

January 16, 2016 -
Emergency for Democracy: Unelected Manager Who Caused Flint Water Crisis Now Runs Detroit Schools  (Video and transcript)  

January 2016 -
Philanthropic Power and Development - Who shapes the agenda ....examines the role and impact of philanthropic foundations in development. It addresses the impacts and side effects of philanthropic engagement by taking a closer look at the priorities and operations of two of the most prominent foundations, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in two crucial sectors, health and agriculture.
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PRE 2016 REPORTS

NEW DOCUMENTS MAY 4, 2016

2016 study: Public Information and Regulatory Processes: What the Public Knows and Regulators Decide - A study published in Review of Policy Research looks at rulemaking in five states, including the role of citizen input.
Abstract here      Full report here

March 2016 - State of Public Water in the US - Report by Food and Water watch. Click here  

February 2016 - Landmark Survey Shows For-Profit Water is a Risky Rip-Off. Click here   

P3 LINKS

2017 - 53rd Legislaton:
Senate Mail List    -  House Mail List  

Wiki Definition of P3
NEW MEXICO RELATED LINKS

New Mexico Legislature  Click here  

New Mexico Munitipal League Click here  

Protect New Mexico - Your source for environmental information at the NM legislature Click here

NM Politics with Joe Monahan Click here 

NM Conservation voters Click here  

Progress Now New Mexico Click here  

NATIONAL P3 LINKS

FEMA PPP Page  

National Conference of State Legislatures   

National Council- Private-Public Partnerships

NCPPP - 7 Keys to Success 

Public Services Int'l Union Reps  

Governing - covering state and local leaders  

NGO'S AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Click here
AFSCME Privitization Page  Click here

2012 Right Wing Watch report on privatization
 Click Here

Global Policy Forum   

Urban Land Institute  

Friends of the Earth  

Development Policy Blog (AU)  

SUNS - South North Development Monitor
Click here  

ONVIA - "Winning More Gov't Business.."
5 Examples of Public-Private Partnerships
In Action.  Click here

SAMPLE STATE P3 LEGISLATION AND POLICY

Missouri Public-Private Partnership (MOP3)  

Maryland P3 Act HB 65, 2013  

2013 - California P3 Law -more-  

TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP)

TPP Definition   

WIKI-LEAKS DOCUMENTS

Only chapters that may be related to P3 are available here. For the full release of all TPP documents click here  

INVESTMENT CHAPTER OF TPP
March 2015 - "Investment Chapter" from the secret negotiations of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement. Press release   
 
The "investment chapter" of the TPP agreement 1/20/15 Draft -
Click here  

ENVIRONMENT CHAPTER
January 2014 - Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - 2014 Environment Consolidated Text   
press release  

February 3, 2016 - As Countries Line Up to Sign Toxic Deal, Warren Leads Call to Reject TPP
Click here  

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TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP (TTIP)

TTIP Definition    

Feb 23, 2016 -
EU told ExxonMobil that TTIP would aid global expansion, documents reveal Click here  

Nov 26, 2015 - EU alleged to have given ExxonMobil access to confidential strategies Click here  

P3 REPORTS PRIOR TO 2015

March 14, 2014 -
Public-Private Partnerships From Hell   

2013-
NCPPP - 7 Keys to Success 

November 2013 -
Public-Private Partnerships Are Popular, But Are They Practical? Click Here
 

April 2013 - There's Smoke, but is There Fire - report from Australia Click here   

March 2013 - Why PPP Won't Work  

February 11, 2013 -
The Impact of Government Organization on PPP Projects 

May 2012 -
CSOs voice concerns over corporate takeover of WHO.  Click here  

December 2012 - Highway Robbery - How public private partnerships extract private profit from public infrastructure projects. Click here 

November 12, 2012 -
Presidio Parkway: California’s Latest P3
Experiment

2011 - Public-private partnerships are often touted as a “best-of-both-worlds” alternative to public provision and privatization. But in practice, they have been dogged by contract design problems, waste, and unrealistic expectations. Click Here

2011- PPP: A Double-edged Sword - report from Harvard Click here  

2009 - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: The Problem with Public-Private Partnerships Economic crisis exposes the high costs and risks of P3s

2008 - Critique by European Unions

Report on PPP and Transportation by The National Conference of State Legislatures is the bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories.
More here:  

Jan 2008 - Virginia Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act: Model Guidelines
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