House GOP raises concerns over government staffing crisis Santa Fe – House Republican Leadership this week requested from the Governor’s office a report of how many state government employees are still working remotely, adding that all state employees should return to their offices as soon as possible. 961 days post-COVID economic shutdowns, it is speculatedContinue reading “BREAKING: MLG government staffing crisis”
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
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.’
House Republican Leader Jim Townsend (Artesia) today rolled out Republican backed transformative education policies designed to reverse historical deficiencies in New Mexico educational policy and funding. HJR 11, the Expanding Options for Educational Choice constitutional amendment, will empower students and families to have more options in educational choice. A second measure that will be filed today, is a House Bill that will allow voters to decide on breaking apart the state’s Public Education Department (PED) and create an elected Board of Education that would empower local control versus Santa Fe centered education policies. Additionally, Leader Townsend will file a House Memorial to direct the Legislative Education Study Committee to create a taskforce that would report back to the Legislature on potential rule changes necessary to enhance local school board control.
‘Tough on crime’ Dems block bail bond reform, turning their backs on victims of increased crime Santa Fe – House Democrats blocked common-sense bail bond reform, despite launching a ‘tough on crime’ meetings initiative in the wake of increased violent crime across New Mexico. HJR 4 is a bail bond reform measure presented by RepresentativeContinue reading “‘Tough on crime’ Dems fail to take crime seriously”
pen House District 8 seat that was vacated following the retirement of former State Rep. Alonzo Baldonado