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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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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GOP Reps sponsor DWI legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov GOP Reps Rehm and Schmedes sponsor DWI legislation Santa Fe, NM- Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Albuquerque) is sponsoring House Bill 38 that will enhance and provide tools for law enforcement to enforce impaired driving laws. Additionally, Representative Gregg Schmedes (R-Tijeras) is carrying HB 231, co-sponsored by […]

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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 GOP joins 2nd amendment advocates at Roundhouse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov House GOP joins 2nd amendment advocates at the Roundhouse Santa Fe, NM- Today House Republicans joined 2nd Amendment advocates at the capitol in response to the Governor and Democrat leaders push for red-flag legislation. Both chambers in the legislature are currently hearing bills that would […]

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