House Committee Kills Popular Proposal to Expand Baby Brianna’s Law

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, in a stunning party-line vote, the House Appropriations and Finance Committee tabled House Bill 45, a bill to expand Baby Brianna’s Law to all individuals convicted of intentional child abuse resulting in death, regardless of their child victim’s age. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo). Baby Brianna’s […]

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House Labor Committee Votes to Suppress Local Input on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, on a party-line vote, the House Labor and Economic Development Committee tabled a bill that would have protected local input on the proposed locations of medical marijuana dispensaries within their communities. The legislation, House Bill 334, is sponsored by Reps. Candy Spence Ezzell (R-Chaves), Jim Townsend (R-Chaves, Eddy and […]

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Democrat Do Nothing Session on Its 38th Day

Lacking solutions to New Mexico’s challenges, Democrats spend the night choosing a state hamburger Santa Fe, NM – The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, lacking serious solutions to New Mexico’s challenges, continue to waste valuable legislative time. The legislative session is on its 38th day and instead of working on bills to kick-start the economy or […]

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Statement from Reps. Jason Harper and Dennis Roch on Senate Education Committee Approval of Teacher Leave Bill

Santa Fe, NM – Today the Senate Education Committee unanimously approved House Bill 241, a bill to allow teachers to use their contractually-allotted leave without it negatively affecting their annual performance evaluations. Reps. Jason Harper (R-Sandoval) and Dennis Roch (R-Quay) presented the bill with Senate co-sponsor Sen. Craig Brandt (R-Sandoval). After the committee meeting, Harper […]

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