During the 2023 New Mexico Legislature, Convention of States New Mexico (COSNM) brought forward two pieces of legislation. Senate Joint Resolution #5 and House Joint Resolution #13 contained identical language calling for a convention of the states as provided for in Article V of the Constitution of the United States. SJR5 was referred to the Senate Rules Committee, where the committee's chairwoman, Katy Duhigg, openly declared her refusal to schedule the resolution for hearing. HJR13 was heard in the House Government, Elections, & Indian Affairs Committee, Chaired by Representative Wonda Johnson, where the resolution was tabled.

We will continue to bring this legislation forward until it is ultimately passed. Our determination is driven by the unsustainable level of federal spending & debt, the relentless growth of an over-reaching federal bureaucracy, and the professionalized "dug-in" character of all branches of federal government. This is corrosive to the well-being of all Americans, yet our self-dealing Congress offers no solutions. The remedial task falls to the states, hence the language written into Article V by the framers specific to the power of the states.

Attached, please find the text of HJR13, along with my February 18th testimony before the House Government, Elections, & Indian Affairs Committee. 

I am available whenever you might like to discuss the Convention of States in more depth, on or off the record, and am pleased to address any questions or arguments anytime.  My email is myles@culbertson-partners.com


Myles C Culbertson, State Director, COSNM

Content on the Beat

WARNING: All articles and photos with a byline or photo credit are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.

Disclaimer: If you find errors in articles not written by the Beat team but sent to us from other content providers, please contact the writer, not the Beat. For example, obituaries are always provided by the funeral home or a family member. We can fix errors, but please give details on where the error is so we can find it. News releases from government and non-profit entities are posted generally without change, except for legal notices, which incur a small charge.

NOTE: If an article does not have a byline, it was written by someone not affiliated with the Beat and then sent to the Beat for posting.

Images: We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. 

New Columnists: The Beat continues to bring you new columnists. And check out the old faithfuls who continue to provide content.

Newsletter: If you opt in to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option above this to the right, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.

Submitting to the Beat

Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at https://www.grantcountybeat.com/about/submissions. They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as for the editor.

Advertising: Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ads on the Beat.

Classifieds: We have changed Classifieds to a simpler option. Check periodically to see if any new ones have popped up. Send your information to editor@grantcountybeat.com and we will post it as soon as we can. Instructions and prices are on the page.

Editor's Notes

It has come to this editor's attention that people are sending information to the Grant County Beat Facebook page. Please be aware that the editor does not regularly monitor the page. If you have items you want to send to the editor, please send them to editor@grantcountybeat.com. Thanks!

Here for YOU: Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News. Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com

Feel free to notify editor@grantcountybeat.com if you notice any technical problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.  The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!  

Compliance: Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised.