Category Archives: Gov. Susana Martinez

Health care exchange bill clears Legislature, headed to governor

A bill that would create a New Mexico health care exchange is headed up to the desk of Gov. Susana Martinez. The Senate just concurred to amendments the House added. Sen. Dede Feldman, D-Albuquerque, and the sponsor of the legislation, … Continue reading

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Senate Majority Leader says budget likely to come later today

Sen. Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, just told his colleagues in the Senate that HB2, the state budget proposal, will come to the floor today. “It likely will be later tonight,” Sanchez said. Sanchez appeared to say that bills that … Continue reading

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Martinez calls out Senate Majority Leader

Gov. Susana Martinez complained this morning of Senate inaction on some of her legislative priorities. Here’s an excerpt of some of her comments: “I applaud what has been going though the committees on the House side. They have passed several … Continue reading

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Martinez: I’ll veto the drivers’ license bill as it is

Gov. Susana Martinez just said during a press conference that she’d veto the drivers’ license bill (HB78) as it came out of the Senate. “That bill currently continues to give, the way it came out of the Senate, continues to … Continue reading

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Looking for a sign

I just saw Alvan Romero, a tax fraud investigator for the Taxation and Revenue Department, wandering the Senate hallway on the first floor. On Tuesday night, Romero was one of the witnesses to appear with Rep. Andy Nunez, I-Hatch, at the … Continue reading

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Drivers’ license bill — will it or won’t it come up for debate in the Senate

O.K., so everyone is wondering if HB78, the driver’s licenses bill, is scheduled for debate in the Senate tonight. Well, we just got a hint from Sen. Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, although the Belen Democrat was being a bit coy. … Continue reading

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Bratton — a surprising opponent to his own bill?

“I’m not so sure how I’m going to vote on this bill,” House Minority Whip Donald Bratton, R-Hobbs, just told the chamber, eliciting laughter from his colleagues. Bratton is the sponsor of HB628, the legislation the House has been debating … Continue reading

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