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New Mexico Democrats Stand With Working Families Against Anti-Worker Legislation

NM Dems applaud defeat of so-called Right to Work bill, will continue to oppose attacks on prevailing wage New Mexico Democratic Party Chair Debra Haaland issued the following statement following this week’s Senate Public Affairs Committee vote to table SB269: “New Mexico Democrats are proud to stand with working families in opposing so-called right to […]

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DPNM: Martinez Too Distracted by Scandals, Politics to Do Her Job

Governor Failed to Invest Billions in Available State Funds to Create Jobs The Democratic Party of New Mexico on Friday said that Gov. Susana Martinez has been too focused on her highly political agenda and too distracted by her administration’s string of scandals to do her job as governor, which DPNM says, are the reasons […]

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GOP Stands By Repeat Criminal Offender Nate Gentry, But Tries to Slam Sanchez for Defending Citizens?

DPNM: Republicans Need to Restore Public Trust in Leaders, Not Support More Criminals The Republican Party on Wednesday tried to slam Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez for doing his job and defending his clients in a court of law, even as the Party continues to allow criminals within its own ranks, including repeat criminal offender, […]

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Rep. Harper: NM Has “No Clue What Real Poverty Is”; Kills Bill to Provide Working Family Tax Cut

HWMC Nixes Aid Poor Families, While Chair Says He’s Used Section 8, WIC, Medicaid The Democratic Party of New Mexico on Thursday called House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Harper out-of-touch and hypocritical in response to comments he made at a recent committee hearing (clip begins at 1:26:15) on HB 79, The Working […]

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Mount Cristo Rey Dinosaur Tracks Park Bill Passed

Discussions Will Begin to Consider Future of Park in New Mexico The New Mexico House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation Wednesday night to launch discussions about the future of a Mount Cristo Rey Dinosaur Tracks park. The discussions could lead to a 200 acre nature park owned by Insights El Paso Science Center at the […]

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Where was Rep. Espinoza During House Ethics Vote?

GOP SOS Candidate Misses Ethics Vote Despite Being Present for Votes Before & After The Democratic Party of New Mexico on Wednesday asked why Rep. Nora Espinoza was not present for Tuesday night’s important ethics commission vote when she had been present and voting for the bill just before and the bill just after the […]

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Senator Udall Disappointed in Unprecedented Supreme Court Decision to Halt Clean Power Plan

‘No one is putting a stay on climate change, which will continue to threaten our nation’ U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change: “I’m extremely disappointed in the Supreme Court’s unprecedented […]

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Announce Technology Transfer Funding to Help NMSU Student Entrepreneurs Move Innovations to Marketplace

$368,760 investment in Next Gen program will support new business development, job creation in rural NM communities Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will invest $368,760 in New Mexico State University’s Next Generation Entrepreneurship (Next Gen) project. The funding will allow NMSU to enhance entrepreneurship programming […]

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Americans for Responsible Solutions Co-Founder Capt. Mark Kelly Applauds the New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee for Advancing Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen the Background Check System for Gun Sales

Bill Closes Loopholes in Current Law By Requiring New Mexico Courts to Report Mental Health Records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Currently, New Mexico Has No Law Requiring the State to Report Mental Health Information to the Background Check System  In 2013, New Mexico Had 9th Highest Number of Gun Deaths Per […]

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Behavioral Health Providers Cleared; Now Who Will Investigate Governor?

Martinez Shut Down Behavioral Health System on False Pretenses, Gave Contracts to Donors The Democratic Party of New Mexico welcomed news on Monday that the Attorney General Hector Balderas had cleared the last of the behavioral health providers charged by the state with fraud, but the party also called for an investigation into Gov. Susana […]

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