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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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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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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