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After years of failure, the effort to increase the annual distribution from the Land Grant Permanent Fund for early childhood programs achieved final passage with a 26-16 vote in the Senate Thursday, March 19. more
The $7.4 billion budget built by the New Mexico House of Representatives Appropriations and Finance Committee (HAFC) “has us poised to build our way out, to grow our way out, to seek and learn our way out of the worst pandemic and public health crisis any of us have ever seen,” said committee Vice Chair Rep. Nathan Small, a Las Cruces Democrat. more
The New Mexico Senate voted along party lines Wednesday, March 17, to bring finality to a debate over the Gila River that has been raging since passage of the Arizona Water Settlement Act of 2004. more
Legislation to legalize marijuana sales in New Mexico cleared the New Mexico Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, March 17, despite the objections of Chairman Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, who voted with Republicans on the committee in opposing the bill. more
The seventh time proved to be the charm Tuesday, March 16, as legislation to increase funding for early childhood education by taking more each year from the Land Grant Permanent Fund passed the New Mexico Senate Finance Committee for the first time. more
The New Mexico Senate passed the New Mexico Civil Rights Act on a 26-15 vote taken after midnight, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 17. more
Legislation that would allow health professionals to assist terminally ill patients in taking their own lives passed the Senate on a 24-17 vote after a lengthy debate Monday, March 15, and now goes back to the House for concurrence before it can be signed by the governor. more
Legislation designed to increase air service to rural parts of the state passed the New Mexico House of Representatives on a 55-8 vote Thursday, March 11, and now moves to the Senate. more
A bill that would strip the legal protection of qualified immunity from public employees passed the New Mexico Senate Judiciary Committee on a 5-4 vote Wednesday, March 10, and now moves to the Senate floor for a final vote. more
State senators used a bill to allow alcohol deliveries and expanded sales at restaurants as the platform for some serious tinkering with the state’s liquor laws Tuesday, March 9. more
Members of the New Mexico Legislature recounted threats to their own personal safety Monday, March 8, in voting to support legislation that would make it illegal to protest outside a person’s home. more
Essential workers who contract COVID-19 and who can demonstrate that their employers did not comply with existing public health orders would qualify for worker’s compensation benefits under a bill passed Monday, March 8. more
Legislation to require high school students to complete a class in financial literacy before graduating passed through the New Mexico House of Representatives on a unanimous vote Saturday, March 6, and now moves to the Senate. more
Legislation that would provide additional protections to renters passed on a 42-25 vote Thursday, March 4, in the New Mexico House of Representatives and now moves to the Senate. more
Legislation to limit the use of expulsion and out-of-school suspensions in disciplining school children passed the House on a 54-12 vote Monday, March 1, and now moves to the Senate. more
“It being exactly 4:20 (p.m.), we go to House Bill 12,” Rep. Daymon Ely, D-Corrales, quipped Friday, Feb. 26, to begin the debate over legalization of marijuana. more
The New Mexico House passed a $7.39 billion budget Wednesday, Feb. 24, that would increase spending by 4.6 percent, with much of that going to schools, health care and state employees. more
The New Mexico House Appropriations and Finance Committee has completed work on a $7.39 billion budget for fiscal year 2022, passing it out of committee on a unanimous vote Monday, Feb. 22. more
Legislation to toughen penalties for the perpetrators and provide protection for the victims of human trafficking passed on a 63-3 vote Monday, Feb. 22, in the state House of Representatives. more
Legislation intended to provide for greater transparency and thorough investigations following police shootings was held over Thursday in the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee. more
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