House Republicans Oppose Democrat Plans Raising Taxes to Pay Politicians

Higher Income Taxes and Increased Gas Tax Part of Democrats Plan SANTA FE – House Republicans are standing against the Democrat plan to raise taxes on all New Mexicans including needy families to possibly help pay for salaries for Legislators. As the 2019 Legislative Session is underway, Democrats are pushing two separate bills to raise taxes […]

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Roswell Representatives Guide Regional Air Center Economic District Proposal To Governor’s Desk 

SANTA FE—Tonight, the Legislature approved and sent House Bill 197 to Governor Susana Martinez for her signature. House Bill 197 allows local governments to create industrial air center special economic districts. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell (R-Roswell), Rep. Bob Wooley (R-Roswell), Rep. James Townsend (R-Artesia), and Rep. Greg Nibert (R-Roswell).   HB 197 allows municipalities to partner with their home counties to form industrial air center special […]

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Rep. Bill Rehm Gains Senate Approval Of Auto Theft Prevention Authority Bill 

House Bill 173 heads to governor for signature   SANTA FE—This evening, the Senate unanimously approved Rep. Bill Rehm’s (R-Albuquerque) plan to create an auto theft prevention authority within the Office of the New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance. House Bill 173 now heads to Governor Susana Martinez for her signature.     Rep. Rehm offered the […]

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Bipartisan Public Safety Package Awaits Governor’s Signature

Senate Overwhelmingly Supports House Bipartisan Public Safety Package   Santa Fe, NM – The bipartisan public safety package that passed the House and Senate with overwhelming support now awaits the governor’s signature. The package includes bills sponsored by Representatives Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque), Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque), David E. Adkins (R-Albuquerque), Elizabeth Thomson (D-Albuquerque), and Daymon […]

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Senate Sends Rep. Bob Wooley’s Stolen Valor Act To Governor 

  SANTA FE—This evening, the Senate unanimously approved Rep. Bob Wooley’s (R-Roswell) effort to make it a crime to misrepresent one’s military service record in an attempt to gain benefits or preferential consideration. The legislation is co-sponsored by Rep. Debbie Rodella (D-Española), Sen. Richard Martinez (D-Española), Rep. David Adkins (R-Albuquerque), and Rep. Randal Crowder (R-Clovis).     Rep. […]

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Senate Sends Rep. Jason Harper’s Taxpayer Protection Bill To Gov. Martinez 

  SANTA FE—This afternoon, the Senate unanimously approved a bill to protect New Mexican taxpayers from “gotcha” non-taxable transaction certificate (NTTC) audits. The bipartisan House Bill 194 is sponsored by Rep. Jason Harper (R-Rio Rancho) and co-sponsored by Rep. Carl Trujillo (D-Santa Fe), Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R-Carlsbad), and Sen. Clemente Sanchez (D-Grants).     House Bill 194 allows taxpayers to provide alternative […]

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ICYMI: House Passes Critical Campaign Finance Reporting Protection

  Bipartisan effort heads to Governor’s Office    SANTA FE—Last night, the House of Representatives unanimously endorsed Senate Bill 50, bipartisan legislation to prevent fraudulent or misattributed credit card contributions to political campaigns. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Albuquerque) and Sen. Cisco McSorley (D-Albuquerque). Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Albuquerque) is co-sponsoring the legislation as well.     SB 50 closes a loophole in the current […]

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ICYMI: Rep. Jim Smith’s Small Cell Bill Sails Through Senate 

House Bill 38 Goes to Governor’s Office Next    SANTA FE—Yesterday, the Senate approved Rep. Jim Smith’s (R-Sandia Park) effort to prepare New Mexico for the next generation of wireless technology. House Bill 38, the Wireless Consumer Advanced Infrastructure Investment Act, passed by a vote of 34 to 3.     HB 38 allows wireless providers to install small […]

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Rep. David Gallegos Guides Crucial Road Safety Bill Through The Legislature 

  SANTA FE—Earlier today, the Senate approved a measure sponsored by Rep. David Gallegos (R-Eunice) to ensure the state appropriately maintains the safety records of commercial vehicle drivers on New Mexico’s roads.     House Bill 182 changes the time period for the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department (TRD) to maintain conviction records for holders of commercial driver’s licenses from three years […]

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Rep. Monica Youngblood’s Anti-Auto Theft Bill Heads To Governor’s Desk 

  SANTA FE—Earlier today, the Senate passed House Bill 52, Rep. Monica Youngblood’s plan to limit the market for stolen vehicles in New Mexico. The bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Patricio Ruiloba (D-Albuquerque) and Sen. Howie Morales (D-Silver City). It now heads to Governor Susana Martinez for action.    Rep. Youngblood released the following statement after the Senate’s vote:    […]

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