House Republicans Introduce Bill To Increase Sentences For Crimes Committed While Awaiting Trial 

  SANTA FE—State Representatives Greg Nibert (R-Roswell), Bill Rehm (R-Albuquerque), and Rod Montoya (R-Farmington) have introduced legislation to enhance sentences for offenders who commit a crime while awaiting trial, serving parole or probation.    House Bill 91 would increase sentences up to an additional five years for defendants convicted of a felony if the person committed the felony while awaiting trial or while serving probation […]

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Rep. Nate Gentry’s Statement Following Gov. Martinez’s State of the State Address

SANTA FE—Statement from Rep. Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque), House Republican Leader, following Gov. Susana Martinez’s State of the State address: “New Mexicans are expecting results from their state leaders. With a projected additional $330 million in new revenue, we have a chance during these 30 days to pass laws that will make New Mexico a better place to live […]

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House Republican Whip Rod Montoya’s Statement On LFC Review Of Bernalillo County’s Criminal Justice System 

SANTA FE—House Republican Whip Rod Montoya (R-Farmington) released the following statement in response to the Legislative Finance Committee’s (LFC) review of Bernalillo County’s criminal justice system:    “The LFC’s review just confirms what every New Mexican has known for years: there’s too much crime in New Mexico. For years, House Republicans have offered solutions to bring down New Mexico’s skyrocketing […]

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Rep. Nate Gentry and Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto Press Conference on Bipartisan Crime Reduction Legislation

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Rep. Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque) and Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-Albuquerque) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, January 9 at 9:30 A.M. to discuss a trio of bipartisan bills designed to reduce crime in New Mexico. The press conference will take place in front of the New Mexico 2nd Judicial District Courthouse in Albuquerque on 400 […]

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Statement From NM House Republican Whip Rod Montoya On Proposed FY2019 Budget

  SANTA FE, NM—House Republican Whip Rod Montoya (R-Farmington) released the following statement on the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 state government budget:    “House Republicans remain firmly committed to fixing New Mexico’s outdated and unfair gross receipts tax system. Our members continue to overwhelmingly oppose any tax increases, including an increase on nonprofit hospitals, that are not part of a meaningful tax […]

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Rio Rancho State Legislators Hosting Annual Listening Forum on January 11, 2018

  RIO RANCHO, NM—Rio Rancho-area Republican legislators will be holding their annual legislative listening forum on Thursday, January 11, 2018, to learn and discuss Rio Rancho residents’ priorities for the upcoming 30-day session. State Representatives Jason Harper (R-District 57), Tim Lewis (R-District 60), and Jane Powdrell-Culbert (R-District 44) are co-hosting the public forum along with State Senator Craig Brandt (R-District 40).    The forum will take […]

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Rep. Kelly Fajardo Requests Agency Directors’ Presentation At Legislative Council Meeting  

LOS LUNAS, NM—Today Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas) asked New Mexico legislative leaders Brian Egolf and Mary Kay Papen to schedule a presentation from legislative agency directors on their experiences enforcing the Legislature’s current “No Harassment” policy at a meeting of the Legislative Council later this week. The Legislative Council will meet on Friday, December 15, 2017, at 1:30 P.M. in Room 307 of the State […]

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NM Legislators Push VA To Improve Advanced Medical Care Access For Veterans In  Lincoln and Otero Counties  

SANTA FE, NM—On Friday, December 1, 2017, twelve New Mexico legislators sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to voice their support for improving access to advanced medical treatment for veterans living in Lincoln and Otero Counties. Their letter follows a similar request sent on October 12, 2017, by U.S. Senator Tom […]

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Rep. Kelly Fajardo Demands Report On Legislative Agency Directors’ Response to Complaints 

  LOS LUNAS, NM—Today Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas) sent a letter to the directors of the Legislative Counsel Service (LCS) and Legislative Education Study Committee (LESC) calling on them to disclose how their agencies handled three sexual harassment complaints brought to their attention since 2013, including one involving a sitting legislator.    Fajardo sent the letter after she was made […]

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