GOP Rep. calls for NM GRT deferral

March 24, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov GOP Rep. Powdrell-Culbert Calls for Tax Deferral During COVID-19 Crisis in New Mexico Corrales, NM– The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department announced recently that it was granting a time extension until July 25, 2020 for small businesses to file tax returns and payments for Gross Receipt Taxes […]

CYFD visitation concerns arise amidst COVID-19 crisis

Rep. Rebecca Dow Sends Letter to Governor Over CYFD Visitation Concerns Arise Amidst COVID-19 Truth or Consequences, NM– With social distancing instructions coming from the Governor’s office, the Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD) must provide supportive guidance to foster families during the COVID-19 crisis. Representative Rebecca Dow (R- T or C) sent a letter […]

GOP calls for special budget session

House GOP Calls on Governor to Convene a Special Legislative Session to Proactively Address the Looming State Financial Crisis Santa Fe, NM– New Mexico’s budget is experiencing major upheaval from the recent oil market crash and the response to COVID-19. State revenues are plummeting, and many small businesses and their employees are facing untold consequences […]

NM budget concerns arise amid Saudi oil price cuts

NM budget concerns skyrocket amidst steep oil price drop FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Santa Fe, NM– With just days remaining for the New Mexico budget to be signed and approved by the Governor, today’s news headlines showing plunging oil prices and large losses on Wall Street indicate major concerns […]

GOP Leader calls for veto of anti-transparency bill

NM House GOP Leader calls on Governor to veto bill that limits transparency and open records Santa Fe, NM– New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham has one week left to take final action on legislation from the 2020 Legislature. Out of the many out-of-touch bills that were passed, House Bill 364 has sparked intense interest in […]

Rep. Dow delivers on promise to NM Veterans

Representative Dow delivers crucial veterans services in 2020 Santa Fe, NM– Representative Rebecca Dow (R- Truth or Consequences) delivered on her promise to constituents to request funding for crucial veterans services in New Mexico. Originally Rep. Dow’s request was presented in HB 192, which passed unanimously in the House Labor, Veterans and Military Affairs committee, […]

GOP instructs Legislative Council to publish capital outlay reports

House GOP instructs Legislative Council to publish Capital Outlay expenditures on web Santa Fe, NM– The 2020 Legislative session wrapped up just a week ago and many bills are awaiting action by the Governor. Somewhere in the cache of legislation on the Governor’s desk are the familiar, yet not so transparent legislative capital outlay expenditures. […]

2020 Post-session press conference

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Late-night bill passage flouts current NM policy

Late-night bill passage flouts current NM policy Santa Fe, NM– In another late-night session Democrats quickly rushed through SB 137 which allows any person to obtain an occupational license regardless of citizenship or immigration status. While Democrats framed it as a bill to help DACA beneficiaries, the legislation in fact does not have limitation on […]

Governor’s power grab is approved by Democrats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov Governor’s power grab is approved by Democrat lawmakers Santa Fe, NM– The Governor’s unconstitutional power play to strip the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) of their ability to protect utility rate payers in the state passed the House of Representatives. House Bill 11, sponsored […]

House GOP fights against Democrats health tax increase

House GOP fights for New Mexicans against Democrats cash grab health insurance tax increase Santa Fe, NM- Today House Democrats passed HB 278, the Health Insurance Tax & New Fund bill. The measure will create a 300% tax increase on New Mexico health insurance premiums. Representative Deborah Armstrong (D-Albuquerque) is sponsoring the legislation following the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

GOP members call on chair for fair debate on red-flag gun bill

GOP members of committee ask chair for fair debate on red-flag gun bill Santa Fe, NM- One of the 2020 legislative session’s most controversial bills is moving through the House of Representatives at breakneck speed. Senate Bill 5, the Governor’s red-flag gun initiative passed the Senate over the weekend.  House Speaker Brian Egolf assigned the […]

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 […]

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 […]

IRB change moves forward with GOP Leader’s amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2020 Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov IRB legislation moves forward with GOP Leader Townsend amendment Santa Fe, NM– The New Mexico House of Representatives today passed an amended version of House Bill 50, a measure to change the Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) Act to include electric transmission facilities projects. House Republican […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]