House Republican Leader James Townsend on NM Revenue Estimates Released Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2019 ARTESIA, NM—New Mexico House Republican Leader James Townsend (R-Artesia) issued the following statement in response to the state revenue estimates released today: “This money should be used to invest in the economic future of New Mexico. It should not be used to bloat the size of government or throw […]

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Rep. Alonzo Baldonado’s Statement On Bernalillo County Commission’s Vote To Approve Paid Leave Ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 21, 2019  LOS LUNAS, NM—Rep. Alonzo Baldonado (R-Los Lunas) released the following statement after learning of the Bernalillo County Commission’s vote to impose paid leave requirements on businesses operating in the unincorporated areas of the county. Small businesses with as few as two employees will be affected by this new mandate.   […]

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NM House Republican Caucus Chair Candy Spence Ezzell’s Statement On Governor’s Public Safety Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 14, 2019  SANTA FE, NM—House Republican Caucus Chair Candy Spence Ezzell (R-Roswell) released the following statement after attending Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s public safety summit held earlier today:  “After the horrific act of violence we witnessed so close to home in El Paso, people across New Mexico are asking how we can stop […]

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NM Rep. Kelly Fajardo Named To Executive Board Of NCSL’s Women’s Legislative Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 30, 2019   SANTA FE—New Mexico Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas) has been tapped to serve on the Executive Board of the Women’s Legislative Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Fajardo will be formally installed to the Executive Board during the NCSL’s Legislative Summit scheduled for August 6th in Nashville, Tennessee.   The Women’s Legislative Network is a professional […]

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Rep. Alonzo Baldonado Calls for Emergency Hearing on PED Secretary’s Dismissal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2019 SANTA FE—Today, Rep. Alonzo Baldonado (R-Los Lunas) delivered a letter to Legislative Education Study Committee (LESC) Chair Christine Trujillo (D-Albuquerque) requesting that the LESC hold an emergency hearing on the sudden dismissal of Public Education Department (PED) Secretary Karen Trujillo. Secretary Trujillo was abruptly fired from her position earlier […]

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NM Rep. Kelly Fajardo Tapped for Key National Committee

FOR IMMDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2019 LOS LUNAS, NM—New Mexico Representative Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas) has been selected by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to serve on the organization’s Legislator Nominating Committee. With this appointment, Fajardo will help select the group’s leaders and guide its future direction. NCSL is a national organization that supports […]

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House Republicans Strengthen Their Call for National Guard Redeployment and State-Led Crisis Response Team for Border Emergency

SANTA FE—Today, House Republicans renewed their request to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to redeploy National Guard troops to border and create a state-led crisis response team to coordinate activities related to the border emergency in New Mexico. The lawmakers resubmitted their request in response to the letter Lujan Grisham sent to them on May 21. […]

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NM House Republican Leader James Townsend Nominates Carlsbad Resident Dr. Judy Villanueva to State Ethics Commission

    ARTESIA—New Mexico House Republican Leader James Townsend (R-Artesia) has nominated Carlsbad resident Judy P. Villanueva, Ph.D., to serve on the newly formed New Mexico State Ethics Commission. Dr. Villanueva possesses a wealth of knowledge in organizational management and planning, which will aid the commission as they set up operations this year.   Dr. Villanueva’s educational background includes various areas of administration. She has an undergraduate degree in […]

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House Republicans to Governor: National Guard, More Coordination Needed On The Border

SANTA FE—Today, House Republicans sent a letter to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham requesting that she re-deploy New Mexico National Guard troops back to the state’s border with Mexico. The representatives also asked her to appoint a crisis response team led by New Mexico’s Secretary of Homeland Security to coordinate immigration response efforts throughout the state.   House Republicans stated that many New Mexico cities and counties were struggling […]

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