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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Directing More Dollars To Classrooms Delivers Results for NM Students

  By Representatives Larry Larrañaga & Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales   Studies indicate that how education dollars are spent is as important as how much is spent. These reports confirm that student achievement improves when schools spend more of their budgets on classroom instruction and student support.   Researchers at the nonpartisan Southwest Educational Development Laboratory […]

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JTIP Creating Opportunities In New Mexico 

  By Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-District 38)   Deciding when to add new employees can often make or break a small business. While it is exciting to see your business grow, adding new employees can strain the bottom line of any enterprise. Business owners often have to shift resources from other areas of their company to devote time to new hire training, and the onboarding process can lead to […]

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State Representative Sharon Clahchischilliage  Statement on Pete V. Domenici 

  CUDEI, NM—The passing of Pete V. Domenici, who served as United States Senator for New Mexico, closes an era for which the Navajo will remain eternally grateful for his service.    “In 1972, our Navajo leaders approached Domenici, two years after his loss to Bruce King in the New Mexico governor’s race.  Our very own encouraged him to run for the […]

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