House GOP urges Governor to act on repeal of Social Security tax

House GOP urges Governor to support Social Security tax repeal with budget reductions Santa Fe, NM- House Republicans are standing with their colleagues, Representative Gail Armstrong (R-Magdalena) and Representative Cathrynn Brown (R-Carlsbad), in their effort to repeal New Mexico’s tax on Social Security income. The entire House Republican caucus signed and delivered a letter urging […]

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NM Budget outlook $94 million in the hole despite record surplus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Current NM Budget outlook is $94 million in the hole despite record surplus Santa Fe, NM- The Legislative Finance committee releases to staff a daily update on the state’s fiscal health as the session budget is drafted and moves through the legislative process. House Republican leaders […]

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GOP Leader delivers faith leader letters to Governor opposing marijuana bill

House GOP Leader delivers faith-based letters opposing Governor’s marijuana legalization bill Santa Fe, NM- House Republican Leader Jim Townsend (R-Artesia) delivered several letters from New Mexico faith leaders to Governor Lujan Grisham concerning their opposition to the push by her administration to legalize recreational marijuana. Leader Townsend additionally delivered the letters package to Senator Cervantes, […]

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Democrat red-flag gun rush to finish continues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Democrats red-flag gun rush to finish continues Santa Fe, NM- Following a delay of several hours, the House Consumer and Public Affairs (CPAC) committee kicked off the first and only public committee hearing of the highly controversial red-flag gun bill, SB 5. Despite six amendments […]

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Rep. Schmedes amendment for transparency tabled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Rep. Schmedes amendment for transparency in prescription service prices denied by Democrats Santa Fe, NM– Today the House of Representatives debated in the chamber House Bill 42, a Democrat sponsored bill that would require insurance providers to reimburse clinical pharmacists for medication they prescribed. Representative […]

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Rep. Dow amendment to fund at-risk youth killed by Democrats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Rep. Rebecca Dow amendment to fund at-risk youth denied by Democrats Santa Fe, NM– Today the House of Representatives debated in the chamber House Joint Resolution 1, a Democrat sponsored constitutional amendment that would increase the distribution from the Land Grant Permanent Fund. Representative Rebecca […]

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Rep. Rehm’s crime bills move forward in omnibus package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Rep. Rehm’s crime bills move forward in Anti-crime Omnibus Bill SANTA FE, NM— The conversation on out of control crime continues in Santa Fe today with the House Judiciary committee hearing the Anti-crime omnibus bill. Representative Bill Rehm (R-Albuquerque) presented his two bills part of […]

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House GOP response to red-flag gun law Senate passage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov House GOP response to Red-flag law SANTA FE, NM— Senate Bill 5, the red-flag gun law, passed the Senate today and moves to the House for debate. The red-flag legislation being pushed by the Governor and progressive Democrats received considerable opposition from New Mexico Sheriffs, […]

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