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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.

Statement by House Republican Whip Rod Montoya on Gov. Martinez’s Veto of SB 176

Santa Fe, NM – House Republican Whip Rod Montoya (R-San Juan) released the following statement after Gov. Susana Martinez announced her veto of Senate Bill 176 earlier this evening:

“The House and Senat-- Continue reading

House Speaker Brian Egolf in Response to the Governor’s Veto of Senate Bill 176

Santa Fe, N.M. – Statement issued by Speaker of the House Brian Egolf in response to the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 176:

“In this situation, the stakes are too high to engage in political gamesmansh-- Continue reading

Rep. Rebecca Dow Urges Governor to Protect Funding for Major Silver City Water Project

Santa Fe, NM – Today Rep. Rebecca Dow (R- Grant, Hidalgo & Sierra) sent a letter urging Gov. Susana Martinez to protect critical funding for a major Grant County water project.

In her letter, Dow-- Continue reading

House Republicans Battle Attempt to Exempt Legislature from Budget Pain

House Republicans Battle Attempt to Exempt Legislature from Budget Pain

Santa Fe, NM – During today’s debate on Senate Bill 176, a bill to fund legislative operations, House Republicans battled an attempt to exempt the Legislature from the budget cuts being applied to all oth-- Continue reading

State Auditor Tim Keller Announces Legislative Agenda

Focuses on State’s Deficit Spending with “Hot Checks” and Accountability in Government

SANTA FE, NM – Today, State Auditor Tim Keller announced the Office of the State Auditor’s (OSA) agenda for the 2017 -- Continue reading

Reps. Gentry and Cook Sponsor Bill to Pay for Emergency Judicial Expenses

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. Nate Gentry (R-Bernalillo) and Rep. Zach Cook (R-Lincoln & Otero) introduced a bill to pay for emergency expenses for the state’s judiciary branch.

Their bill, House Bill 261,-- Continue reading

Rep. Jim Dines’ Good Governance Bills Pass House State Government, Indians and Government Affairs Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday the House State Government, Indians and Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved two bills offered by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) to promote transparency and good governance in New-- Continue reading

Transparency and Ethics Bills Clear House Committee

Bills to Create Independent Ethics Commission and to Close the Revolving Door Move Through House Committee

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the House State Government, Indian and Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HSIVC-- Continue reading

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