2020 Legislative Session Press Releases

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

1. REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER CRACKS DOWN ON "CATCH AND RELEASE" CRIMINAL PROBLEM Rep. Gregg Schmedes (R)-Tijeras is taking the bulls by the horns when it comes to our judicial system releasing dangerous criminals. Today Schmedes introduced House Bill 203 which will address...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

1. HOUSE PASSAGE OF PENSION BILL PUTS NEW MEXICO ON PATH TOWARD SOLVENCY New Mexico could soon be on the road to pension solvency. The House has passed SB 72, the pension reform bill by a vote of 40 to 28. The legislation is designed to fix the state's more than $6...

Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

1. REPUBLICANS FIGHT MASSIVE HEALTH TAX INCREASE PROPOSAL Progressive Democrats can't get enough of those tax increases. This weekend  House Democrats passed HB 278, the Health Insurance Tax & New Fund bill. This legislation will create a 300% tax increase on New...

Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

 RED FLAG, PENSION REFORM AND BUDGET TOP AGENDA   1.  HOUSE PASSES REG FLAG LEGISLATION THAT INFRINGES ON NEW MEXICANS' RIGHTS           Last night New Mexicans' Constitutional rights were snatched from them as the House passed the Red Flag bill by a vote of 39-31....

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

1. RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA BURNS OUT THIS SESSION The Senate Judiciary Committee last night tabled SB115, the Cannabis Regulation Act, which would have legalized recreational marijuana. There were too many questions and concerns raised by lawmakers, but the decision to...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

1. RED FLAG BILL RUSHED TO FULL HOUSE AS SERIOUS LEGAL QUESTIONS ARE RAISED The Red Flag bill, SB5, cleared its only House committee on a party-line vote last night, 3-2, as progressive Democrats seemed insistent on plowing the controversial legislation through,...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

1. RED FLAG BILL TO BE HEARD IN HOUSE COMMITTEE TODAY--BUT DEMOCRATS LIMIT DEBATE It's obvious those progressive Democrats are ramrodding the Red Flag bill, SB5, through as quickly as they can. After the Senate passed the bill over the weekend, the House Speaker...

Monday, February 10, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

1. OMNIBUS CRIME BILL PACKAGE CLEARS COMMITTEE Over the weekend the House Judiciary Committee cleared an omnibus crime bill that includes HB35 and HB113, Republican-backed legislation that increases penalties for anyone carrying a firearm during a crime and...