Category Archives: Press Release

25 Jan
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House Committee Passes Rep. Alonzo Baldonado’s “Do Something” Bill for NM Counties

Santa Fe, NM – This morning the House Health and Human Services Committee approved legislation introduced by Rep. Alonzo Baldonado (R-Valencia) to give counties the flexibility to reallocate funds tied to stalled projects. Baldonado’s bill, House Bill 96, also known ...

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24 Jan
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House Republicans to NM Auditor Keller: Show Us the Money

Santa Fe, NM – The House Republican Caucus sent a letter to New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller today asking him to specifically identify unspent government funds that could be reallocated to other areas of state government. The letter, signed ...

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24 Jan
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Rep. Rebecca Dow Speaks Out Against Plan to Take Money from Consent Decree Settlement

Proposed sweep could jeopardize critical Grant County water projects. Santa Fe, NM – Tonight Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Sierra) strongly denounced a Democrat plan to sweep $2 million from a fund designated to support ground water restoration activities in Grant County. ...

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24 Jan
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House Democrats Raid Education and Economic Development Funds to Fill Budget Gap

Democrat Majority votes to protect its overfunded retirement fund and pork-barrel projects instead. Santa Fe, NM – Today House Democrats voted to slash public education funding as well as one of the state’s leading economic development tools in an attempt ...

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24 Jan
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House Labor Committee Passes Rep. Maestas Barnes’ Solar Tax Credit Bill

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the House Labor and Economic Development Committee passed Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes’ bill to reinstate New Mexico’s Solar Market Development Tax Credit. The committee approved the bill by a vote of 8 to 4. ...

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24 Jan
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House Labor Committee Passes Bipartisan Bill to Help NM Businesses

Bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes and Sen. Michael Padilla would reserve 33% of state contracts for resident businesses Santa Fe, NM – Today the House Labor and Economic Development Committee passed a bipartisan proposal sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas ...

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23 Jan
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Rep. Gail Armstrong Fights to Protect Firefighting Training Facility in Socorro

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. Gail Armstrong (R-Socorro) fought to save an important firefighter training facility from the budget axe by offering an amendment to House Bill 5 over the weekend to restore funding for a proposed fire burn building ...

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21 Jan
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House Democrats Put Pork Before Essential Services

Santa Fe, NM – Today House Democrats voted to protect their pet pork projects instead of preserving that money to meet the state’s budget shortfall. During discussion earlier this afternoon of House Bill 5, a bill to make changes to ...

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20 Jan
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House Leaders Agree to Share the Pain with State Agencies

Santa Fe, NM – The House of Representatives unanimously voted to require legislative agencies to endure the same budget cuts experienced by New Mexico’s state agencies when they passed a compromise amendment to House Bill 1 earlier today. House Bill ...

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18 Jan
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House Republican Leadership Statement on State of the State Address

Santa Fe, NM – House Republican leaders issued the following statement after Governor Susana Martinez’s State of the State Address earlier today: “Gov. Martinez laid out important priorities to help strengthen our communities and grow our economy,” said House Republican ...

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