Bipartisan Legislation to Close Dangerous Child Pornography Loophole Passes House Floor

Santa Fe, NM – Bipartisan legislation to close New Mexico’s child pornography loophole passed the House Floor today on a 60-2 vote. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Sarah Maestas Barnes (R – Bernalillo), Randal Crowder (R – Curry) and Javier Martinez (D – Bernalillo). “Every image of child pornography represents a child that has […]

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House Committee Approves Bill to Ensure All Students Can Read by End of 3rd Grade

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Monica Youngblood to improve student reading passed the House Education Committee today by a 6-4 vote.  The bill, HB 67, would identify struggling readers early, provide intensive reading intervention and instruction to struggling students, and end the failed policy of socially promoting students who cannot read at the […]

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House Republican Calls on Rep. Moe Maestas To Apologize For Invoking Holocaust During Debate

Today, House Republican Alonzo Baldonado called on Democrat lawmaker Antonio “Moe” Maestas to apologize for his heinous and extreme comments when he invoked the Holocaust in a debate. During a House committee hearing on the two-tier driver’s license compromise, Maestas said the legislation could result in people being put “in boxcars and take them somewhere they don’t want […]

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ICYMI: Senate Boss Michael Sanchez Misleading NM on Violent Crime

Where violent crime has increased in New Mexico KOAT By: Nancy Laflin January 22, 2016 http://www.koat.com/news/data-violent-crime-up-in-santa-fe-albuquerque-farmington/37574324?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=TWITTER&utm_campaign=KOATLiveUpdates SANTA FE, N.M. —New Mexico Senate Democratic Majority Leader Michael Sanchez said this week that violent crime decreased by 2 percent in New Mexico from 2009 to 2014. He also said that if Albuquerque wasn’t in the mix, the […]

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ICYMI: House Democrats Vote Against Bill to Close Dangerous Child Porn Loophole in Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, two House Democrats, Reps. Antonio “Moe” Maestas and Eliseo Alcon, joined Senate Boss Michael Sanchez in opposition to legislation that will close a dangerous child porn loophole that leaves children vulnerable to sexual predators. The crime’s severity was also minimized by Maestas when he said, “The worst crimes should get the […]

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