Former County Councilors, LANL Scientists agree, “Lisa Shin gets it right on the Lab.”

Former Councilors as well as LANL scientists support Lisa Shin for HD 43 and agree that Chris Chandler is wrong when it comes to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).   Former County Councilor and Council Chair Geoff Rodgers remarked:  “Chandler is no friend of LANL and has worked against its interests… The mindless drive… Continue Reading


Our National Nuclear Security Administration told our County Councilors point blank that federal regulations require government contracts to pursue “any and all savings for the taxpayers for which they are eligible.” NNSA has instructed TRIAD’s management team to pursue 501 (c) 3 – tax exempt status. This means that TRIAD could retroactively ask for any… Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Energy increases tax payments to Brookhaven | Newsday

Other National Laboratories with a tax-exemption have adopted PILOT payments to show support for the communities.   Brookhaven National Laboratory is one such model. Source: U.S. Department of Energy increases tax payments to Brookhaven | Newsday The federal agency that operates Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton has agreed to increase its annual payment to Brookhaven Town… Continue Reading

House District 43 Candidates Disagree On Gross Receipts Tax For Los Alamos National Laboratory – Los Alamos Reporter

  Source: House District 43 Candidates Disagree On Gross Receipts Tax For Los Alamos National Laboratory – Los Alamos Reporter Democratic candidate for House District 43 Chris Chandler and Republican candidate Lisa Shin participated in a forum Thursday morning during the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast meeting at the University of New Mexico-Los… Continue Reading

TRIAD has a moral obligation to the American Taxpayers

Councilor Morris Pongratz recently stated that “Under current state law TRIAD may qualify for a 501 (c) (3) GRT exemption.   He went so far to say that Triad has a “moral obligation” to pay GRTs. For the record, I am strongly opposed to legislation such as SB 17 that our Governor rightly vetoed.  It would have… Continue Reading

Triad National Security, LLC Announces New LANL Director And Senior Leadership Team | Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Thomas Mason will serve as the director designate of Los Alamos National Laboratory and president of Triad National Security, LLC, LANL’s new managing and operating contractor, a TRIAD spokesman announced this morning.“He will work closely with the Lab’s current director Dr. Terry Wallace to ensure a smooth transition between operating teams,” the spokesman said.Mason’s… Continue Reading

University Professional and Technical Employees Applaud New LANL Contract: Research, Development, and Employees Over Profits

UPTEPressReleaseLANLContractor20180615Final While our elected officials, County Councillors and State Representatives, have a meltdown over losing their cash cow, University Professional and Technical Employees (UTPS) applaud new LANL contract that supports research, development, and employees over profits. UPTE urges new contractor to adopt structural reforms, offers to help change safety culture. UPTE’s years-long lobbying for DOE… Continue Reading