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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.

Rep. Rebecca Dow Successfully Defends Consent Decree Funding

Santa Fe, NM – Acknowledging the concerns raised by Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Grant, Hidalgo and Sierra), Gov. Susana Martinez used her line item veto authority to protect the state's Natural Resources Truste-- Continue reading

Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes Praises New Solar Power Plant in Albuquerque

Santa Fe, NM – Today Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) joined Gov. Susana Martinez for an announcement of a new solar power plant in Albuquerque.

This morning, the governor announced that the P-- Continue reading

Rep. Christine Trujillo Wants to Boost Pay for Early Childhood Educators

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. Christine Trujillo (D-Albuquerque) is a longtime crusader for early childhood education and early childhood educators. This is her fifth year of sponsoring appropriations bills that -- Continue reading

House Republicans Applaud Gov. Martinez's Actions on Solvency Package

Santa Fe, NM – House Republicans praised Gov. Susana Martinez's actions to accept the solvency package while protecting funding for classroom instruction and a key economic development tool.

This afte-- Continue reading

Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes Presents Legislation to Combat Reckless Driving to House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) presented legislation aimed at reducing reckless driving incidents on New Mexico's roads to the House Consumer and Public Affairs C-- Continue reading

Rep. Kelly Fajardo Leads Effort to Reform New Mexico’s Capital Outlay System

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Valencia) and Sen. Joseph Cervantes (D-Doña Ana) introduced legislation to reform New Mexico's capital outlay system. Their bill, Senate Bill 262, would create a new -- Continue reading

House Republicans Press for Specifics on Plan to Drain Permanent Fund

Several questions posed by lawmakers left unanswered

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday the Republican members of the House Education Committee pressed supporters of House Joint Resolution 1 to explain their plan-- Continue reading

Early Childhood Education Passes First Hurdle in Committee

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the House Education Committee passed House Joint Resolution 1, a constitutional amendment that seeks to uplift New Mexico by increasing funding for early childhood. Sponsored by -- Continue reading

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