Rep. Kelly Fajardo’s Bill to Protect Children from Receiving Inappropriate Images Advances

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon the House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 71, a bill to prohibit the communication of certain inappropriate images to children. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Valencia). Fajardo’s bill will close a loophole in the current law relating to criminal sexual communication with a child. Under existing […]

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House Republicans: NM’s Working Families Shouldn’t Pay the Price for Santa Fe’s Irresponsible Spending

Santa Fe, NM – Today, members of the House Republican Caucus rebuked Democrat efforts to raise taxes on New Mexico’s working families as they presented their plan to balance the state’s budget without harming essential services like K-12 education or raising taxes. Tonight, the House of Representatives is scheduled to debate House Bill 2, the […]

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House Passes Legislation to Raise Awareness on Link Between Animal Abuse and Intra-family Violence

Santa Fe, NM – This evening, the House of Representatives unanimously approved House Joint Memorial 6 sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo). The memorial requests that the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) consider training their providers on the connection between animal abuse and intra-family violence. Studies have […]

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Bipartisan Bill to Support NM Businesses Passes House of Representatives

Bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes and Sen. Michael Padilla would reserve 1/3 of state contracts for resident businesses  Santa Fe, NM – Last night the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) and Sen. Michael Padilla (D-Bernalillo) to help New Mexico’s resident businesses contract with state agencies. […]

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Artesia House Delegation Sponsors Certificate Recognizing Local High School Junior

Alexandra Mauritsan recognized for perfect ACT score; sings national anthem to open floor session Santa Fe, NM – Today, two legislators representing the Artesia area, Reps. Candy Spence Ezzell (R-Chaves) and Jim Townsend (R-Chaves, Eddy and Otero), joined Rep. Jane Powdrell-Culbert (R-Sandoval) in recognizing the achievements of Artesia High School student Alexandra Mauritsan. Mauritsan, a […]

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