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GO Bond C looks to pass


General obligation bond C appears as if it will pass in the state of New Mexico, which will mean money for projects at New Mexico State University.

As of 9:30 p.m., the 'For' vote totals stood at 352,214, which accounts for 63.33 percent of the votes.

More than $27 million in capital outlay projects are on the ballot for the New Mexico State University system as part of over $131 million in proposed general obligation bonds for aging buildings at universities and colleges across the state.

If approved by voters, $22.5 million is planned for a new visual arts facility at New Mexico State University's Las Cruces campus to replace D.W. Williams Hall, a 78-year-old former gymnasium, which currently houses NMSU’s Department of Art and University Art Gallery. The funding is part General Obligation Bond C for higher education projects.

There is no tax increase associated with these bonds.

NMSU president Garrey Carruthers said he is pleased with the direction of the vote.

"I wish to thank the voters for their continued support of higher education," he said. "We will not disappoint."


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