Category Archives: Press Release

01 Feb
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Update from House Republicans: February 1, 2016

Santa Fe, NM – It’s been almost two weeks since the start of the 2016 Legislative Session. House Republicans have been working long hours while fighting to make New Mexico a safer place to live. For example, on Friday night the House was ...

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01 Feb
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ICYMI: Michael Sanchez and Senate Democrats should bring driver’s license compromise to a vote on the Senate Floor, avoid “nuclear rhetoric”

In Case You Missed It Michael Sanchez and Senate Democrats should bring driver’s license compromise to a vote on the Senate Floor, avoid “nuclear rhetoric” Editorial: New Mexico needs Real ID deal, not nuclear rhetoric Albuquerque Journal By: Albuquerque Journal ...

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01 Feb
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Legislation Allowing Adjunct Teachers Passes House on Bipartisan Vote

Santa Fe, NM – Today HB 145, a bill that would allow adjunct teachers, passed the House with bipartisan support on a 37-25 vote. The bill would allow New Mexicans with at least a bachelor degree to teach part-time without having ...

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01 Feb
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House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Improve Student Reading Outcomes

Bill now awaits consideration by the Senate Santa Fe, NM – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Monica Youngblood to improve student reading passed the House of Representatives this evening by a bipartisan 35-27 vote.  The bill, HB 67, would provide early identification ...

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01 Feb
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Independent Ethics Commission Proposal Passes House Committee on 8-0 Vote

Santa Fe, NM – Today the House Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee unanimously passed a proposed constitutional amendment to establish an independent state ethics commission.  House Joint Resolution 5, sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines, would give New Mexico voters ...

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29 Jan
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Senate Boss Michael Sanchez Leaves Children Vulnerable to Predators

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Senate Boss Michael Sanchez effectively killed three bipartisan House bills that would protect New Mexico’s children by referring them to three committees each. One bill, sponsored by Reps. Sarah Maestas Barnes, Randal Crowder and Democrat ...

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29 Jan
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Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Gender Pay Equity Act

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Rep. Nate Gentry introduced the Gender Pay Equity Act, legislation to provide a tax credit to business owners who can demonstrate 100 percent gender pay equity.  The bill, HB 282, was co-signed by Speaker Don ...

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29 Jan
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Bipartisan Bill To Reform “Three Strikes” Law Passes The House of Representatives

Santa Fe, NM –Rep. Paul Pacheco’s bipartisan bill to reform New Mexico’s “three strikes” law passed the House of Representatives this evening on a 47-15 vote. House Bill 56 would close the criminal justice revolving door on violent repeat offenders ...

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28 Jan
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Legislation to Consider DWI Felons as Habitual Offenders Passes House Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines allowing judges to impose stricter penalties on DWI felons passed the House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee today by a vote of 5-2. The bill, HB 82, would expand New ...

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28 Jan
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Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Repeat DWI Offenders Passes House Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Today, legislation to crack down on repeat DWI offenders by increasing penalties for fourth and subsequent DWI offenses passed the House Safety and Civil Affairs committee by a 7-2 bipartisan vote. House Bill 83 is sponsored ...

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