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The 2017 New Mexico Legislature goes into this year's 60-day session at noon on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, NM

The session will end at noon on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Cigarette Tax Increase to Fund Schools Dies in House Tax & Rev Committee

(Santa Fe, NM) – The Tax and Revenue Committee in the New Mexico House of Representatives today defeated legislation by a vote of 9 to 5 that would have provided public schools a needed funding increase-- Continue reading

Independent Ethics Commission Resolution Clears Senate Hurdle, Moves to Floor

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, House Joint Resolution 8, a resolution creating an Independent Ethics Commission, passed the Senate Rules Committee with bipartisan support. HJR 8, sponsored by Representatives N-- Continue reading

Senate Rules Committee Advances Ethics Commission Proposal

Santa Fe, NM – Today, by a 9 to 1 vote, the Senate Rules Committee passed an amended version of House Joint Resolution 8, legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) to create an independent -- Continue reading

Chile License Plate Bill on Its Way to Gov. Martinez

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, the Senate endorsed House Bill 393 on a bipartisan 31 to 7 vote. House Bill 393 is Rep. Cathrynn Brown's proposal to create a specialty chile license plate for New Mexico. The -- Continue reading

Opioid Overdose Prevention Bill Passes House

Santa Fe, NM – Today the House of Representatives unanimously passed a proposal sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) to increase access to a lifesaving drug used to prevent opioid and h-- Continue reading

Rep Statements on Tabling of Early Childhood Education Resolution

Santa Fe, NM – "I am profoundly disappointed in our inability as a state to fully embrace the science of early childhood education, however, I am proud of history we have made. It is a great victory to -- Continue reading

New Mexico Will Rescind Constitutional Convention Applications

Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico will rescind its prior applications for an Article V Constitutional convention. Both the House and Senate have voted to ensure that New Mexico is not one of the 34 states neede-- Continue reading

Local NM legislators request Yucca Lodge not be taken from Grant County


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