Category Archives: Press Release

24 Feb
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NM House Passes Budget, Invests More Money Into Education, Economic Development & Protecting Children

Santa Fe, NM – The New Mexico House of Representatives passed its FY-2016 budget today, which maintains fiscal responsibility while funding some of the state’s most important priorities at the highest levels. It passed by a bipartisan vote of 42-25 ...

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24 Feb
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Democrats Try To Pass Budget Amendment That Would Gut Millions Of Dollars From Critical Education Reforms

Santa Fe, NM – In yet another attempt to promote Washington-style dysfunction and block any and all progress, House Democrats introduced an amendment to the budget that would have gutted $6.5 million from critical education reforms that help struggling schools ...

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23 Feb
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State Reps. File Legislation To Level The Playing Field For School Districts

Santa Fe, NM – Reps. Jason Harper, Tim Lewis, Jane Powdrell-Culbert, and Paul Pacheco, along with Sen. Craig Brandt, filed legislation today that will help ensure equitable funding for Rio Rancho Public Schools.  The legislation, HB 579, would ensure that ...

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23 Feb
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Legislation to Expand State’s Voyeurism Law Passes House Floor With Unanimous Vote

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation that would crack down on sexual predators attempting to secretly view or record a person’s intimate areas has passed the House floor by a bipartisan vote of 59-5. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Sharon Clahchischilliage, will ...

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23 Feb
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Legislation To Expand Solar Power Tax Credit Passes House Ways And Means Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes that will expand solar power tax credits passed the House Ways and Means Committee by a bipartisan vote of 10-1. The legislation expands the current tax credit to include the ...

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23 Feb
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Legislation To Support Veterans And Active Duty Military Clears Committee

Bill Gives Veterans, Active Duty Military 50% Discount On Hunting & Fishing Licenses  Santa Fe, NM – Legislation that supports New Mexico’s veterans and active duty military passed the House Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee by a unanimous 7-0 vote. ...

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23 Feb
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Democrats Block Commonsense Legislation To Change Presidential Primary Date

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Democrats in House Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee struck down commonsense legislation that would move up New Mexico’s presidential primary and bring more dollars into the state. The legislation would move up the primary from ...

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20 Feb
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Legislation To Allow Adjunct Teachers To Teach In New Mexico Passes House Floor

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation that will allow industry professionals to teach part time in the classroom without having to go back to college to receive their teaching degree passed the House floor by a 31-21 vote. This will allow ...

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20 Feb
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Legislation That Bans E-Cigarette Sales To Minors Passes The House Floor

Santa Fe, NM- Today, legislation that makes it illegal for minors to buy e-cigarettes passed the House floor. The vote was a unanimous 52-0. “It is important that we do not have our kids falling victim to a vaping addiction,” said ...

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19 Feb
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Legislation Reducing Workers’ Compensation When Employee Is Drunk Or High On Job Passes House Floor In Bi-Partisan Vote

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation that would significantly reduce workers’ compensation in cases when the employee’s death or injury is the result of being drunk or high on the job passed the House floor by a bi-partisan 64-2. “Being high or ...

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