House Committee Approves Stricter Penalties for DWI Offenders Caught Driving With a Suspended License

Santa Fe, NM – Today, legislation to help address New Mexico’s DWI problem passed the House Judiciary Committee by a unanimous, 9-0 vote. House Bill 81, sponsored by Rep. Paul Pacheco, will toughen the punishment for DWI offenders who continue to get in the driver’s seat after their licenses have been suspended or revoked. “Recent studies […]

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ICYMI: Michael Sanchez kills bipartisan House bills that would protect New Mexico’s children

In Case You Missed It Michael Sanchez kills bipartisan House bills that would protect New Mexico’s children  Santa Fe, NM – Last week Michael Sanchez killed several bipartisan House bills by sending them to three committees. The bills would protect vulnerable children against dangerous predators. Last year, similar legislation was killed in the Senate by […]

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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 Editorial Board January 31, 2016 http://www.abqjournal.com/715055/opinion/new-mexico-needs-real-id-deal-not-nuclear-rhetoric.html There are just 17½ days left in the 2016 […]

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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 of struggling readers, make intensive reading intervention and instruction available to these students, and end […]

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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 the option to approve this process to uphold ethical standards in state government. “An independent […]

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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 Javier Martinez and supported by Democrat Attorney General Hector Balderas, would close a dangerous child […]

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