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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Social security exemption stalls in House tax committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Social Security exemption tabled by House committee SANTA FE, NM— A proposal to stop taxing New Mexico retirees’ Social Security income was tabled today by the House Taxation and Revenue committee. Representative Cathrynn Brown (R-Carlsbad) and Representative Gail Armstrong (R-Magdalena) are co-sponsors of House Bill […]

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Rep. Gail Armstrong calls for $1 million to County & Tribal Health

Rep. Gail Armstrong carries bill to deliver $1 million for County and Tribal Health February 7, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Santa Fe, NM– Representative Gail Armstrong (R-Magdalena) presented House Bill 143 in the Health and Human Services committee. The appropriation measure will deliver $1 million dollars to fund the state’s County and Tribal Health […]

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NM Governor’s unconstitutional effort to consolidate control of PRC moves forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Governor’s unconstitutional effort to consolidate control of PRC moves forward Santa Fe, NM –  The House Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources committee today approved House Bill 11, sponsored by Nathan Small (D-Las Cruces), a measure that would reorganize the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) […]

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The People’s Budget voted down by Democrats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov ‘The People’s Budget’ voted down by Democrats Santa Fe, NM- House Democrats today voted down ‘The People’s Budget,’ a proposal presented by Representative Jason Harper (R-Rio Rancho) as an alternative to House Bill 2.  “It is shocking that our colleagues continue to spend at these reckless […]

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NM House GOP announces ‘The People’s Budget’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov House Republicans announce, “The People’s Budget,” alternative spending plan Santa Fe, NM- NM Representative Jason Harper (R-Rio Rancho) today announced an alternative spending plan, The People’s Budget. The New Mexico House of Representatives is scheduled to hear House Bill 2, the Appropriations and Finance committee’s […]

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House GOP Reps push for social security exemption

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Republican lawmakers proposing legislation to exempt social security from NM income tax SANTA FE, NM— Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R-Carlsbad) and Rep. Gail Armstrong (R-Magdalena) yesterday presented House Bill 29 in the House Labor & Veteran Affairs committee. HB 29 proposes to exempt social security income […]

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House Republican transparency rule change moves forward

House Republican call for increased transparency moves forward in committee FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Santa Fe, NM- The House Rules & Order of Business committee today met for the first time during the 2020 legislative session. House Republican Leader Jim Townsend presented House Resolution 1 that will make public […]

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House GOP Whip Montoya issues statement on NM Green New Deal ruling and PRC issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2020 House Republican Whip issues statement on NM Green New Deal Supreme Court decision and PRC issues Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov SANTA FE, NM— Rep. Rod Montoya (R-Farmington) on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the New Mexico Supreme Court’s decision in Egolf v. NMPRC and the Governor’s legislative push to […]

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Rep. Rehm Crime Bills Move Forward

Rep. Rehm Crime Bills Move Forward to Judiciary Committee FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov SANTA FE, NM— Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Albuquerque) today presented two bills from his crime package in the House Consumer & Public Affairs committee. The first bill was House Bill 113, dealing with increasing penalties for felons […]

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