(Deming) -- The NM Legislative Finance Committee, which is chaired by Deming Senator John Arthur Smith, will be meeting in Deming and Columbus next week.
Committee members are scheduled to meet Wednesday in Columbus at the Columbus Community Center... and Thursday and Friday in Deming at the Mimbres Valley Learning and Special Events Center.
Included on the agenda Wednesday is a welcome and community input from Columbus Mayor Nicole Lawson and Luna County officials.
The committee members will have a border development update and an agriculture and trade update... and will tour the Luna County stockyards, Sapphire Energy and Preferred Produce.
The members will cross the border for lunch at the Pink Store in Palomas.
Thursday's agenda begins with a welcome from Deming Mayor Andres Silva and School Superintendent Harvielee Moore.
The committee members will hear a labor market overview and barriers to employment... a review of workforce programs... an update on the Arizona Water Settlements Act... and
southwest border security threats.
Friday morning's agenda will focus on effective teacher and leadership preparation programs and