Statement From House Republican Leader Nate Gentry On The Death Of State Representative Larry Larrañaga 

ALBUQUERQUE—Last night, longtime State Representative Larry Larrañaga (R-Albuquerque) passed away in his Albuquerque home. Rep. Larrañaga had served his Northeastern Albuquerque district for nearly 24 years.   House Republican Leader Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque) released the following statement on Rep. Larrañaga’s passing:   “Larry Larrañaga was the dean of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee. His quiet determination and steadfast approach served as an example for […]

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Comprehensive Reform Needed to Protect NM’s Children

By Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-District 7)   Antonio Gurule was a beautiful two-year-old boy who was thriving in foster care. His foster parents, who had tended to him since he was two months old, welcomed him into their family and tried to adopt him.   They were not successful. Three months ago, Antonio was returned to the custody of his biological mother. […]

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Transparency or Trickery for New Mexicans? 

By Rep. Jim G. Townsend (R-District 54)    Once again, Maggie Toulouse Oliver is up to her old partisan tricks. She has attempted others, but fortunately the courts have stopped similar shenanigans.  This time she is attempting to reinstate straight-ticket voting in New Mexico.  She doesn’t believe voters are smart enough to understand our ballot and choose individuals that best represent their values.  She would rather trick […]

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Rep. David Adkins Celebrates Passage Of Small Business Saturday Tax Holiday 

His multi-year effort finally approved by Legislature this session    SANTA FE—Rep. David Adkins (R-Albuquerque) celebrated Senate passage this morning of House Bill 79, a bipartisan effort to create a statewide tax holiday for Small Business Saturday. The measure now heads to Governor Susana Martinez for action.     Rep. Adkins issued the following statement after the Senate’s vote:     […]

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Southeast NM Legislators Deliver Results For Brine Well 

Collaborative effort nets $35 million for remediation; strengthens management authority   SANTA FE—The 2018 legislative session ended today at noon, and it marked several key victories for Carlsbad-area residents.   After years of work to educate and alert officials about the threat posed by a massive underground cavity at an abandoned brine well site in Carlsbad, Southeast NM legislators broke through the […]

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Valencia County Representatives Celebrate Passage Of Twin Bills To Create An Online Marketplace For Abandoned Properties In NM 

SANTA FE—Late last night, the Legislature approved two identical bills developed to give the state and local governments more flexibility to dispose of delinquent tax property. The bills, HB 88 and SB 109,  are sponsored by Reps. Alonzo Baldonado (R-Los Lunas), Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas), and Gail Armstrong (R-Magdalena), and Sen. Greg Baca (R-Belen).    There are 116,155 delinquent properties […]

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New Mexico Republican Legislators Wrap-up Successful Summer Backpack Drive 

Statewide effort nets over 1000 new backpacks for New Mexico students. Albuquerque, NM—House Republican Leader Nate Gentry (R-Bernalillo) praised the efforts of state representatives to collect new backpacks for deserving New Mexico students. Together, the Republican representatives gathered over 1000 backpacks for underprivileged children in the state. During the month of July, several state representatives […]

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