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 our desire to protect pregnant women in the workplace as well as the economic needs of our […]

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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 Republicans,” said Representative Larry Larrañaga, chair of the House Appropriations Committee. The budget calls for […]

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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 two years after leaving their post to become a paid lobbyist. “This is about integrity […]

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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 provides relief from the rising price of medical care,” McMillan said. “It is important that […]

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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 the past year, have expanded safe, reliable transportation options for New Mexicans. In addition, they […]

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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 bipartisan 6 to 1 vote on both the legislation and the House Memorial. “Out of […]

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