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 Retirement Plan. The Legislative Retirement Plan provides retirement benefits for state legislators and lieutenant governors. […]

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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 challenging the Governor’s vetoes of certain agency funding.The brief highlights the interests of certain members […]

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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 challenging the Governor’s vetoes of certain agency funding. The brief highlights the interests of certain […]

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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 moves to Gov. Martinez for her signature. Senate Bill 155 would clarify a worker’s entitlement […]

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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, representatives from both chambers met in a joint conference committee to resolve differences between the […]

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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 various Democrat-sponsored pork projects across the state. The money would fund projects like fish hatcheries […]

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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 Jim Smith (R-Bernalillo, Sandoval and Santa Fe) as well as Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-Bernalillo). House […]

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