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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Rep. Jim Townsend Appointed To Lead House Republican Policy Development Working Group 

   SANTA FE, NM—Today House Republican leadership tapped Rep. Jim Townsend (R-Artesia) as chair of the newly-formed Policy Development Working Group for the House Republican Caucus. The group will provide a forum to develop legislative proposals, offer policy recommendations, and set long-term strategic goals.      “New Mexicans want fresh ideas to solve the problems facing […]

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Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes Urges Legislature To Address Physical and Verbal Harassment As Well As Sexual Harassment 

  SANTA FE, NM—Today Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Albuquerque) sent a letter to New Mexico House and Senate Leaders urging them to include the topics of physical and verbal harassment in their announced mandatory training and “No Harassment” policy revisions. Maestas Barnes made her request after describing incidents of physical and verbal intimidation she experienced during previous […]

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Rep. Kelly Fajardo to NM Legislative Leaders: Training Is Not Enough 

State representative pushes Leadership to take swift action on fixing policy weaknesses    LOS LUNAS, NM—Today Rep. Kelly Fajardo sent a letter to New Mexico House and Senate Leadership urging them to take stronger steps in addressing sexual harassment issues at the Legislature.     “Training is not enough,” Fajardo wrote, “and mandating training for only legislators is […]

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Rep. David Adkins Hosts Free Flu Shot Clinic This Saturday, Nov. 18 

Vaccinations available at ABQ Paradise Hills Community Center from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.    ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Rep. David Adkins is partnering with Molina Healthcare to provide free flu shots this Saturday, November 18, from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the Paradise Hills Community Center, located at 5901 Paradise Blvd NW in Albuquerque.     Representatives from Molina Healthcare will be available […]

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NMMI Legislative Scholarship Available For Students In House District 49 

Applications for first-round selection due Dec. 30, 2017 MAGDALENA, NM – Rep. Gail Armstrong (R-Magdalena) would like students and their families in House District 49 to know that the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) is currently accepting applications for the General Richard T. Knowles Legislative Scholarship program. The scholarship program is open to NMMI cadets and applicants. The Legislative Scholarship covers NMMI tuition, […]

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