Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez Promotes Washington-Style Gridlock, Stalls Key House Bills

Sanchez Took More Than Two Weeks To Act On Social Promotion & Driver’s License Bills Santa Fe, NM – The House Republicans released legislative records Tuesday that provide further proof that Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez is promoting Washington-style gridlock by allowing key priorities, like social promotion and driver’s license bills, to languish without any […]

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Legislation Toughening Penalties For Possessing Child Pornography Passes House Judiciary Committee Unanimously

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation (HB 440) that will toughen penalties for possessing child pornography passed the House Judiciary Committee unanimously on Monday. The bipartisan legislation is sponsored by Reps. Sarah Maestas Barnes, Randy Crowder and Democrat Javier Martinez. Currently, offenders are charged with just one count of possession of child pornography even if they posses […]

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Bipartisan Legislation To Provide Safer Access To Medical Care Passes House Floor

Santa Fe, NM- Legislation to provide care to those who experience mental disorders or illness passed the House floor Friday by a unanimous 57-0 vote. HB 222 is sponsored by Rep. Jason Harper and State Senate Pro-Tempore Mary Kay Papen. Previously, former Democrat Majority Leader Rick Miera authored this legislation. “This legislation will allow for […]

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Legislation To Protect Children Under CYFD Emergency Placement Clears House Committee Unanimously

Santa Fe, NM- Legislation that would remove children from CYFD emergency placement if residents do not submit to a background check passed the House Judiciary Committee. The law (HB 208), sponsored by Rep. Paul Pacheco and Democrat Sen. Daniel Ivy-Soto, passed by a unanimous 7-0 vote. “CYFD serves an important role in protecting our children, […]

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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 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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