Category Archives: Press Release

20 May
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Capital outlay hiatus needed to help New Mexico

By Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Valencia) Next week, legislators will convene in Santa Fe to negotiate a budget for state government operations. Policymakers will need to make tough choices to make sure the state is able to provide essential services while ...

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19 May
0

Time for legislators to put skin in the state’s budget game

By Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) and Rep. Paul Bandy (R-San Juan) Being a New Mexico Legislator is a demanding job, but it’s not without its benefits. Probably the most valuable perk we are offered as elected representatives is the Legislative ...

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16 May
0

House Republicans Release Budget Plan for NM

Santa Fe, NM – Today, the House Republican Caucus announced their budget plan for fiscal year 2018 in advance of next week’s special legislative session in Santa Fe. The Republican plan would meet the funding needs of state government operations ...

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09 May
0

New Mexico House and Senate Republicans File a Motion and Amicus Brief with Supreme Court

Republicans argue the Supreme Court could void constitutional protections for the Minority Party Santa Fe- Today, House and Senate Republicans filed a motion and amicus brief with the New Mexico Supreme Court in response to the Legislative Council Service’s lawsuit ...

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09 May
0

New Mexico House and Senate Republicans File a Motion and Amicus Brief with Supreme Court

Republicans argue the Supreme Court could void constitutional protections for the Minority Party Santa Fe- Today, House and Senate Republicans filed a motion and amicus brief with the New Mexico Supreme Court in response to the Legislative Council Service’s lawsuit ...

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19 Mar
0

House Sends Electronic Communication Privacy Act to Governor

Santa Fe, NM – This week, the House of Representatives unanimously approved Senate Bill 61, a bill to enhance privacy protections for the personal electronic information of New Mexicans. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) and Sen. Peter ...

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18 Mar
0

Workers’ Comp Fix Heads to Gov. Martinez

  Santa Fe, NM – Last night, by a vote of 42 to 24, the House of Representatives approved the conference committee report for Senate Bill 155, legislation to clarify ambiguities in New Mexico’s workers’ compensation law. The bill now ...

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18 Mar
0

Ethics Commission Passes Legislature

Santa Fe, NM – This evening, both the House of Representatives and the Senate unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 8, a proposal to amend the state’s constitution to establish an independent ethics commission for New Mexico. Earlier in the day, ...

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18 Mar
0

House Democrats Put Pork Ahead of NM Priorities

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, the House Democrats voted to protect their pet pork projects ahead of New Mexico’s priorities when they approved Senate Bill 462, legislation to allocate state capital outlay funds. Senate Bill 462 authorizes $26 million for ...

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18 Mar
0

Local Elections Act Goes to Gov. Martinez

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight the House of Representatives concurred with the Senate-authored changes to House Bill 174, a bill to consolidate all local elections to the same day. The bill is sponsored by Reps. Paul Bandy (R-San Juan) and ...

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