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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.

Creation of Independent Ethics Commission Goes to Voters

Santa Fe, N.M. – House Joint Resolution 8, to create an Independent Ethics Commission that will restore trust in government, will now head to the ballot. HJR 8, sponsored by Representatives Nathan Small-- Continue reading

House Minimum Wage Increase Goes to Governor

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, House Bill 442 passed the Senate and now heads to the Governor. HB 442, sponsored by Representatives Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe), Debbie Rodella (D-Española), Patricio Ruiloba (D-Alb-- Continue reading

House Democrats Stand Up for Teachers

Santa Fe, NM – House Democrats took a stand for New Mexico teachers today by pushing to override the Governor's reckless veto of a bill that ensured teachers would not be penalized for taking their allo-- Continue reading

Statement on Attempted Veto Override of Gov. Martinez’s Veto of HB 241

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. Jim Smith (R-Bernalillo, Sandoval and Santa Fe) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives failed to override Gov. Susana Martinez's veto of House Bill-- Continue reading

House Republicans Denounce Bill to Raise Taxes on New Mexicans

Santa Fe, NM – Today, the House Republicans voted against House Bill 202, denouncing a Democrat plan to impose $314 million in new taxes on New Mexicans.

In order to pay for an irresponsible state bud-- Continue reading

Statement from Speaker Egolf on Passage of Budget and Revenue Package

Santa Fe, NM –

"Over the last two years, New Mexicans have seen drastic cuts to schools, behavioral health, and higher education, because the Governor and House Republicans have refused to consider re-- Continue reading

House Will Study School District Cash Balances

Santa Fe, NM – The House voted today to study school district cash balances during the interim before the next legislative session. Public school funding accounts for a large share of New Mexico's gener-- Continue reading

Governor Signs Bill to Create Carlsbad Brine Well Authority

Santa Fe, NM – Today Gov. Susana Martinez signed House Bill 29, a bill sponsored by Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R-Eddy) to begin the process of remediating an abandoned brine well in Carlsbad.

The new law au-- Continue reading

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