Category Archives: Press Release

02 Mar
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Legislation To Protect Pregnant Women In The Workplace Clears Another House Committee Unanimously

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation that will protect pregnant women in the workplace and ensure that New Mexico meets federal guidelines passed the House Business and Employment Committee by a unanimous 10-0 vote. Rep. Terry McMillan, of Las Cruces, is the sponsor. “This legislation balances ...

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01 Mar
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Today’s Big Question For Senate Boss Michael Sanchez

Why Won’t Sanchez Allow Floor Vote On Social Promotion & Driver’s License Bills?  Santa Fe, NM – Today, after stalling for more than one month, Senate Boss Michael Sanchez will allow five Democrats to decide the fate of two bills that ...

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27 Feb
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House Republicans Pass Budget To Reform Education, Increase Funding

Santa Fe, NM-  This week, the House of Representatives passed a budget that increases education funding, and more importantly directs these funds into New Mexico’s class rooms. “Putting the necessary resources in the classroom is a top priority for House ...

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26 Feb
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Legislation To Limit Lobbying By Government Officials Unanimously Clears House Judiciary Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation that would bar public officials from becoming lobbyists immediately after leaving their post cleared the House Judiciary Committee by a bipartisan 9-1 vote. The bill would require elected officials and some government workers to wait ...

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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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