Author Archives: NMHouse2015

09 Mar
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House Passes Compromise Bill To Improve Teacher Evaluations

Santa Fe, NM – Today, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed a compromise bill that improves the teacher evaluation system – the result of bringing teachers, principals and superintendents to the table. The legislation, (HB 144) sponsored by Rep. ...

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09 Mar
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Rep. Kelly Fajardo: Rep. Kenny Martinez Should Apologize For Dismissing Rape As “Just Drunken College Sex”

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. Kelly Fajardo released the following statement in response to former House Speaker Kenny Martinez saying on video, “Rape is defined in many ways, and some of it is just drunken college sex.” “It is simply ...

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07 Mar
0

House Passes Legislation Toughening Penalties For Possessing Child Pornography

Santa Fe, NM – Today, the House passed legislation that will toughen penalties for possessing child pornography. The bipartisan legislation (HB 440) is sponsored by Reps. Sarah Maestas Barnes, Randy Crowder and Democrat Javier Martinez. The vote was a unanimous 64-0 ...

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06 Mar
0

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation Banning Late-Term Abortion After Five Months And Separate Bill Requiring Parental Notification

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Democrats and Republicans passed legislation that will bring New Mexico into line with 42 other states by banning late-term abortions after five months. In addition, the House passed a bipartisan bill that will require minors ...

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05 Mar
0

Throwback Thursday!

Senate Boss Michael Sanchez On Skandera Confirmation: “I’ve Known What The Votes Were For Four Years”  Santa Fe, NM – It’s well-known that Senate boss Michael Sanchez has the power to delay a floor vote if he doesn’t want something ...

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04 Mar
0

Senate Democrats Cannot Even Pass A Minimum Wage Increase

Santa Fe, NM – In yet another example of political gridlock, the New Mexico State Senate cannot even find common ground to raise the state’s minimum wage. Even though Senate Democrats have called for raising the minimum wage, today they voted ...

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04 Mar
0

M House Of Representatives Passes 100th Bill

Milestone Highlights Washington-Style Gridlock Promoted By Senate Boss Michael Sanchez  Santa Fe, NM – The New Mexico House of Representatives passed its 100th bill on Tuesday night, drawing a sharp contrast with the state Senate by passing more legislation by ...

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03 Mar
0

Legislation To Expand Solar Power Tax Credit Passes House Floor Unanimously

 Santa Fe, NM – Legislation by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes that will expand solar power tax credits passed the House floor on a unanimous vote of 63-0. The legislation expands the current tax credit to include the leasing of a ...

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03 Mar
0

Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez Promotes Washington-Style Gridlock, Stalls Key House Bills

Sanchez Took More Than Two Weeks To Act On Social Promotion & Driver’s License Bills Santa Fe, NM – The House Republicans released legislative records Tuesday that provide further proof that Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez is promoting Washington-style gridlock ...

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03 Mar
0

Legislation Toughening Penalties For Possessing Child Pornography Passes House Judiciary Committee Unanimously

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation (HB 440) that will toughen penalties for possessing child pornography passed the House Judiciary Committee unanimously on Monday. The bipartisan legislation is sponsored by Reps. Sarah Maestas Barnes, Randy Crowder and Democrat Javier Martinez. Currently, offenders ...

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