Legislative tidbits: New judge for Santa Fe

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 1/2

Legislative tidbits: Branded man

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 4 days

2-13 Legislative tidbits

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2-10 Legislative tidbits

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Legislative tidbits: Funding for elections

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 9

Legislative tidbits: Finding the missing

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 14

2-3 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 15 Whistle blowers A measure before the full Senate aims to protect public employees who report illegal and unethical conduct. “The right to come forward with important information regarding unethical or illegal conduct is vital to restoring public faith in government,” said Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort, R-Sandia Park, sponsor of SB […]

Legislative tidbits: Memorial service set

The Santa Fe New Mexico Days remaining in session: 16

1-28 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 21 Restaurant tax would fund promos A measure (HB 189) carried by Rep. Jim Trujillo, D-Santa Fe, would generate between $6 and $6.5 million for the state’s Department of Tourism advertising budget. The 1/4 of one percent tax would be imposed “on the gross receipts of a prepared food or alcoholic […]

Legislative tidbits

Days remaining: 22 Panel to review contract The State Investment Council on Tuesday agreed to have a subcommittee review a multi-million dollar contract with the Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker law firm. As part of the contract, which is drawing scrutiny from state lawmakers this session, the firm is converting thousands of documents — subpoenaed […]

Legislative tidbits: Furlough Frito pie

The Santa Fe New Mexico Days remaining in session: 23

Legislative tidbits: Measure would prohibit texting while driving

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 27

Legislative tidbits — Jan. 19

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March 4, 2009 Legislative tidbits

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Feb. 12, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 37 Vehicle taxes: A bill (HB649) sponsored by Rep. Bobby Gonzales, D-Taos, would increase the state’s motor vehicle excise tax from 3 to 4 percent. Raising the tax by 1 percent is expected to create $40 million in revenue in the 2010 fiscal year. Most of the money, 60 percent, would […]

Jan. 31 Legislative Tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 49

Legislature tidbits, Jan. 28

Santa Fe New Mexico staff Days remaining in session: 51 A swarm of lobbyists More than 500 lobbyists have registered with the Secretary of State’s Office this session, with another 500 expected. There also are 600 organizations represented by lobbyists. That’s a ratio of 4.46 lobbyists to each of the 112 lawmakers. It’s also a […]

Legislative tidbits: Official tie not good enough

Santa Fe New Mexican staff Days remaining in session: 57 Legalize the bolo: More than 20 years ago, the Legislature named the bolo the “official state tie or neckwear of New Mexico” in a memorial that declared people who wear bolos “shall be welcomed at all events or occasions when the wearing of a tie […]