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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.

Effort to Fix Governor's Teacher Evaluation System Passes House

Santa Fe, N.M. - A bill introduced by Majority Leader and educator Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D-Albuquerque) to make teacher and principal evaluations more fair passed the New Mexico House by a 34 to-- Continue reading

House Approves Bill to Protect Nonprofit Volunteers

Santa Fe, NM – Thursday afternoon, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to protect volunteers from personal liability when they are performing services for nonprofit organizations. Hou-- Continue reading

Bill to Increase Access to Ballot Box in Indian County Passes House

Santa Fe, N.M. -Today, Representative Derrick Lente's (D-Sandia Pueblo) bill to increase access to the ballot box in Indian Country passed the New Mexico House unanimously. HB 357 would convene a Nati-- Continue reading

Veto Makes it Harder to Keep Good Teachers in New Mexico

Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, Governor Susana Martinez vetoed a bill that would improve New Mexico's competitiveness in attracting and retaining good teachers. The bipartisan bill passed the New Mexico Hous-- Continue reading

House of Representatives Honor NM Law Enforcement & First Responders

Santa Fe, NM – Today the House of Representatives honored New Mexico's law enforcement officers and first responders. Reps. Yvette Herrell (R-Otero) and Patricio Ruiloba (D-Bernalillo) invited public s-- Continue reading

Pastors Day at the Legislature, March 15

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House Passes Major Investment in Early Childhood Education

Santa Fe, N.M. – Tonight, the House passed legislation to let the voters of New Mexico decide if the state should make a major investment in early childhood education to address the crime and poverty i-- Continue reading

House Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Tax Legislation

Santa Fe, N.M. – Tonight, the House unanimously passed bipartisan tax legislation that includes a number of top priorities for hardworking New Mexico families. Rep. Carl Trujillo (D-Santa Fe) introduced-- Continue reading

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