Author Archives: NMHouse2015

27 Jan
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House Republicans Battle Attempt to Exempt Legislature from Budget Pain

Santa Fe, NM – During today’s debate on Senate Bill 176, a bill to fund legislative operations, House Republicans battled an attempt to exempt the Legislature from the budget cuts being applied to all other state agencies, including public education. ...

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27 Jan
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Reps. Gentry and Cook Sponsor Bill to Pay for Emergency Judicial Expenses

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. Nate Gentry (R-Bernalillo) and Rep. Zach Cook (R-Lincoln & Otero) introduced a bill to pay for emergency expenses for the state’s judiciary branch. Their bill, House Bill 261, would make supplemental appropriations for the New ...

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27 Jan
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Rep. Jim Dines’ Good Governance Bills Pass House State Government, Indians and Government Affairs Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday the House State Government, Indians and Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved two bills offered by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) to promote transparency and good governance in New Mexico. The committee heard House Bill 73 and House ...

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27 Jan
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Senate Plays Games with Feed Bill

Senators attach Judiciary, Aging and Long-Term Services spending to cover an increase to Legislature’s budget. Santa Fe, NM – The normally straightforward process of paying for the operations of the New Mexico Legislature hit an obstacle this week when the ...

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26 Jan
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House Republicans: Deep Cuts to Public Education Are Unacceptable

Rio Rancho and Las Cruces public schools will take the biggest hits Santa Fe, NM – House Republicans voted against the deep cuts to New Mexico’s public education system developed by a joint Senate-House of Representatives conference committee. Last tonight, ...

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25 Jan
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Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes Works to Ease Tax Burden for Small Business Owners

Santa Fe, NM – Today the House Business and Industry Committee heard legislation offered Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) to reduce the income tax burden for small business owners in New Mexico. House Bill 48 would create a new personal ...

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25 Jan
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House Committee Passes Rep. Alonzo Baldonado’s “Do Something” Bill for NM Counties

Santa Fe, NM – This morning the House Health and Human Services Committee approved legislation introduced by Rep. Alonzo Baldonado (R-Valencia) to give counties the flexibility to reallocate funds tied to stalled projects. Baldonado’s bill, House Bill 96, also known ...

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24 Jan
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House Republicans to NM Auditor Keller: Show Us the Money

Santa Fe, NM – The House Republican Caucus sent a letter to New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller today asking him to specifically identify unspent government funds that could be reallocated to other areas of state government. The letter, signed ...

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24 Jan
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Rep. Rebecca Dow Speaks Out Against Plan to Take Money from Consent Decree Settlement

Proposed sweep could jeopardize critical Grant County water projects. Santa Fe, NM – Tonight Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Sierra) strongly denounced a Democrat plan to sweep $2 million from a fund designated to support ground water restoration activities in Grant County. ...

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24 Jan
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House Democrats Raid Education and Economic Development Funds to Fill Budget Gap

Democrat Majority votes to protect its overfunded retirement fund and pork-barrel projects instead. Santa Fe, NM – Today House Democrats voted to slash public education funding as well as one of the state’s leading economic development tools in an attempt ...

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