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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.

Southern NM Dems Demand Action from Gov on ICE Operations in Doña Ana

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Federal Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agents are reported to have targeted 5 communities in New Mexico's Doña Ana County. In response, Doña Ana County Representatives D-- Continue reading

House Committee Kills Bill to Protect New Mexicans from Voyeurs

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee tabled a bill to expand the definition of voyeurism. The legislation is sponsored by Reps. Sharon Clahchischilliage (R-San J-- Continue reading

Early Childhood Education Investment Moves Forward

Santa Fe, N.M. – A major investment in early childhood education, House Joint Resolution 1, cleared the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants and Cultural Affairs Committee today. House Joint R-- Continue reading

New Mexico First Advancing Economic Reforms

From expanding statewide broadband to broadening opportunities for workforce training, to researching ways to reduce "cliff effects" for low-income families, New Mexico First continues to advance a ro-- Continue reading

Legislators Unveil Plan to Reboot NM Tax Code

Santa Fe, NM – Today a bipartisan group of legislators introduced their bill to reform New Mexico's sales tax structure. Their plan, House Bill 412, also called the New Mexico Tax Reform Act, aims to s-- Continue reading

Public Official "Cooling Off" Bill Continues to Advance

Santa Fe, NM – Last night, the House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 73, a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) to enhance "cooling off" standards for New Mexico public officials. The-- Continue reading

House Judiciary Passes Bill to Protect CYFD Workers

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Reps. Monica Youngblood (R-Bernalillo) and Sharon Clahchischilliage (R-San Juan) to shield child protective-- Continue reading

House Judiciary Approves Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes’ Bill to Expand Baby Brianna’s Law

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved House Bill 45, a bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) to apply Baby Brianna's Law to all perp-- Continue reading

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