Santa Fe – House Republicans today announced they will file a federal lawsuit alongside the NM Senate Republicans challenging the unconstitutional gun ban enacted by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. “It is unacceptable that the federal and state constitutional rights of New Mexicans have been wholly disregarded in a political stunt by the governor,” said HouseContinue reading “NM House Republicans announce federal challenge to unconstitutional gun ban”
MAGDALENA, NM: Today it was announced that applications are ready for the $80 million Rural Healthcare Delivery Fund created under SB 7, co-sponsored by House Republican Caucus Chair Gail Armstrong (Magdalena). The Rural Healthcare Delivery Fund legislation was passed by the House and Senate during the 2023 Legislative Session in response to critical underfunding of healthcare in ruralContinue reading “Rep. Gail Armstrong champions $80 million to rural healthcare”
New Mexico State Rep. Jenifer Jones calls for National Guard to be deployed to southern border to assist the U.S. Border Patrol DEMING, N.M. – State Representative Jenifer Jones (R-Deming) sent a letter to Governor Lujan Grisham highlighting the border crisis in New Mexico. The letter follows a meeting between Rep. Jones and the GovernorContinue reading “Border crisis highlighted by NM State Rep. Jones”
Unfortunately, the State of New Mexico has a rather dismal record of protecting vulnerable populations who are under the care of state agencies and who receive needed services through state administered programs. These recently discovered cases of alleged abuse, neglect and exploitation create a new round of questions and concerns.
House Republican response to budget legislation Santa Fe – Today the NM House of Representatives debated the state budget bill, HB 2. The General Appropriation Act of 2023 marks a 12.4% increase in government spending and continues the rapid expansion of state government in New Mexico over the last four years. “New Mexico needs toContinue reading “House GOP response to 2023 budget bill”
Santa Fe – Albuquerque Representatives Charlotte Little (D), Marian Matthews (D) and three other Democrats voted today to block HB 55, commonsense legislation to fight back against organized retail crime. The vote to block efforts to stem retail theft comes one day following Walmart announcing they are shuttering a store in Albuquerque, due to organizedContinue reading “ABQ progressives block retail theft bill”
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”