The New Mexico Restaurant Association recently issued a troubling media release, detailing the near-20% closure rate of NM restaurants following Governor Lujan Grisham’s multiple statewide economic shutdowns. According to the release, from December 2019 through December 2021, New Mexico saw 1093 restaurants go out of business according to Gross Receipts Tax reporting.
House GOP response to PED restorative justice scheme Farmington, NM – The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) recently announced a new initiative aimed at dealing with school suspensions and expulsions. PED plans to introduce restorative justice programming into New Mexico schools. House Republicans today raised concerns about the true intent of the PED’s plans.Continue reading “House GOP response to PED restorative justice scheme”
STATEMENT: Valencia County lawmakers comment on Marine aircraft crash and New Mexican Marine death Los Lunas, NM – Following breaking news regarding five Marine deaths this past week in an aircraft crash, including Evan A. Strickland, 19, from Valencia County, NM, State Reps Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas) and Brian Baca (R-Los Lunas) have issued the followingContinue reading “Statement on local Marine’s death from Valencia County lawmakers”
Today House Republican Leadership issued a letter to Governor Lujan Grisham calling for an immediate investigation, to be conducted within New Mexico state government agencies, that would parallel an apparent federal investigation into the Forest Service’s controlled burns, specifically the Hermits Peak Fire.
GOP Leader Townsend blasts MLG and Forest Service for reckless disregard for safety
NM House GOP Whip calls on NM school boards to reject MLG’s racist curriculum Santa Fe — As part of an effort to stop the implantation of new K-12 social studies standards approved by the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED), state House Republican Whip, Rep. Rod Montoya (R-Farmington) recently sent an open letter toContinue reading “House GOP Whip calls on NM schools to reject MLG’s racist agenda”
After facing the embarrassment of a historic veto override in a legislature-led extraordinary session, the Governor has convened with Democrats, without public input, to garner the support of enough Democrats to end their pursuit of an extraordinary session. Instead, she will call a special session and the unhappy Democrats will re-introduce the Junior Appropriations Bill, which she will now sign, in order to avoid having her veto overridden and public acknowledgement of Democrat’s loss in confidence of the administration.
Today the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced a list of target states for the November election. New Mexico is listed as a state with an opportunity for ‘Meaningful Gains in Liberal Strongholds.’
NM Dems lose confidence in MLG after vetoes, plot Extraordinary Session Santa Fe – Members of the Legislature are reporting that the Democratic Caucus has lost confidence in the Governor. Less than 24 hours after she vetoed legislative projects, members of the Democratic caucus were polled and are now reportedly in full support off callingContinue reading “Dems lose confidence in MLG & plot Extraordinary Session”
STATEMENT: House Republican Leader Jim Townsend on Lujan Grisham’s tone-deaf ozone precursor rule hearing in the Environmental Improvement Board (EIB 21-27): “On the day that New Mexico broke the record for the highest gas prices in state history, Governor Lujan Grisham has directed her political appointees to double down on limiting not only oil and gas operations,Continue reading “MLG attacks NM economy, USA energy independence”