Category Archives: Press Release

26 Feb
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Legislation That Will Toughen Child Abuse Laws Passes House

Santa Fe, NM — Legislation that will toughen penalties for convicted child abusers and those whose abuse contributes to the death of a child passed the House floor on Thursday by a vote of 50-10. “This bill protects our children by ...

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26 Feb
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Legislation To Provide A Tax Deduction For Medical Expenses Clears House Health Committee Unanimously

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation to create an income tax deduction for a portion of unreimbursed medical expenses cleared the House Health Committee on Thursday by a unanimous vote. Rep. Terry McMillan is the sponsor of the legislation. “This legislation ...

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26 Feb
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Bills to Help National Guard Members Pass Committees

Santa Fe, NM – Two bills that will provide more aid and support to New Mexico National Guard Members and their families passed out of their House committees on Wednesday. Rep. John Zimmerman sponsored both bills. “Our National Guard members ...

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26 Feb
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Legislation Streamlining Regulations for Ride-Sharing Services Clears House Committee

Santa Fe, NM –Legislation to regulate ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft in New Mexico has cleared the House Transportation and Public Works Committee by a bipartisan 8-3 vote. The ridesharing services, which were introduced in Albuquerque and Santa Fe over ...

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26 Feb
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Republican & Democrat Lawmakers Tout Jobs Council Initiatives In House Budget

Santa Fe, NM – In a show of bipartisanship, Republican and Democrat lawmakers in the House and Senate held a press conference today to tout the bipartisan Jobs Council initiatives included in the House budget that passed earlier this week. ...

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26 Feb
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Legislation To Prevent Over Regulation Of Wildlife Clears House Agriculture, Water, and Wildlife Committee

Santa Fe, NM-  Today, the House Agriculture, Water, and Wildlife Committee passed legislation sponsored by Representative Dennis Roch to re-assert state authority over the lesser prairie chicken—a species listed as “threatened” by the Endangered Species Act. The vote was a ...

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25 Feb
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Right-To-Work Compromise Passes House Floor In Bipartisan Vote

Bill Also Raises Minimum Wage To $8 Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed commonsense, job-creating legislation that will raise the minimum wage to $8 per hour and give workers the right to choose whether they ...

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25 Feb
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Legislation To Toughen Penalties For Repeat DWI Offenders Passes House Committee Unanimously

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation that cracks down on drunken drivers by creating harsher penalties for repeat offenders passed the House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee by a unanimous vote. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes, will increase ...

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25 Feb
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Legislation To Crack Down On DWI Offenders Passes House Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation that will crack down on DWI offenders by expanding probable cause has cleared the House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee by a unanimous vote of 8-0. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Paul Pacheco, would make it ...

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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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