Category Archives: Press Release

11 Mar
0

House Passes Legislation To Crack Down On Truancy

Santa Fe, NM – The New Mexico House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday that will crack down on truancy and keep teenagers in the classroom by taking away their driver’s licenses if they  habitually ditch class. If the bill ...

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11 Mar
0

Senate Democrats Show Lack Of Leadership In Right-To-Work Vote

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, the Senate Democrats failed New Mexico’s workers by blocking a bipartisan compromise that would have raised the minimum wage and given employees the right to choose whether they financially contribute to a union. The Senate ...

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09 Mar
0

House Passes Legislation To Limit Lobbying By Government Officials

Santa Fe, NM – The New Mexico House of Representatives passed legislation today that would bar state officials from becoming lobbyists immediately after leaving their government post. The bill (HB 241), which passed by a 57-10 vote, would require elected ...

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09 Mar
0

House Passes Compromise Bill To Improve Teacher Evaluations

Santa Fe, NM – Today, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed a compromise bill that improves the teacher evaluation system – the result of bringing teachers, principals and superintendents to the table. The legislation, (HB 144) sponsored by Rep. ...

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09 Mar
0

Rep. Kelly Fajardo: Rep. Kenny Martinez Should Apologize For Dismissing Rape As “Just Drunken College Sex”

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. Kelly Fajardo released the following statement in response to former House Speaker Kenny Martinez saying on video, “Rape is defined in many ways, and some of it is just drunken college sex.” “It is simply ...

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07 Mar
0

House Passes Legislation Toughening Penalties For Possessing Child Pornography

Santa Fe, NM – Today, the House passed legislation that will toughen penalties for possessing child pornography. The bipartisan legislation (HB 440) is sponsored by Reps. Sarah Maestas Barnes, Randy Crowder and Democrat Javier Martinez. The vote was a unanimous 64-0 ...

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06 Mar
0

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation Banning Late-Term Abortion After Five Months And Separate Bill Requiring Parental Notification

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Democrats and Republicans passed legislation that will bring New Mexico into line with 42 other states by banning late-term abortions after five months. In addition, the House passed a bipartisan bill that will require minors ...

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05 Mar
0

Throwback Thursday!

Senate Boss Michael Sanchez On Skandera Confirmation: “I’ve Known What The Votes Were For Four Years”  Santa Fe, NM – It’s well-known that Senate boss Michael Sanchez has the power to delay a floor vote if he doesn’t want something ...

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04 Mar
0

Senate Democrats Cannot Even Pass A Minimum Wage Increase

Santa Fe, NM – In yet another example of political gridlock, the New Mexico State Senate cannot even find common ground to raise the state’s minimum wage. Even though Senate Democrats have called for raising the minimum wage, today they voted ...

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04 Mar
0

M House Of Representatives Passes 100th Bill

Milestone Highlights Washington-Style Gridlock Promoted By Senate Boss Michael Sanchez  Santa Fe, NM – The New Mexico House of Representatives passed its 100th bill on Tuesday night, drawing a sharp contrast with the state Senate by passing more legislation by ...

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