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Progress Report: Read about NM's strengths and weaknesses in Education, Health, Economy and Water

2015 New Mexico Progress Report .. Read More

What do YOU think is the most urgent issue facing New Mexico?

Help us select the topic for the 2016 statewide town hall by taking a quick survey on the important issues confronting our state. As a citizen you know what is important in your community, and we need your advice!

Click here  to take the 3 minute survey. We appreciate your input!

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Governor Martinez signs New Mexico First supported bills!

New Mexico First is thrilled to announce that Governor Susana Martinez has signed the following bills that are part of our Centennial Town Hall and the STEM Action Planning Summit legislative agenda. Please click on the individual bill links below to view the final signed version of each bill.  ..

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New Mexico First supported bills heard in committees today; others already on the senate and house floor awaiting a vote; victories to come

Economic Development
HB76
, the economic development bill on Mainstreet in frontier communities, is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Public Affairs Committee (3/12/13) today.
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Energy and peer substance abuse prevention memorials almost there; but we need your help during the final stretch!

Call to Action!

HJM8, the memorial that would establish an energy planning committee, passed the Senate Rules Committee.  It is now in the Senate Conservation Committee.  We need to see this memorial go to the Senate floor for final action.  Please call policymakers on the Senate Conservation Committee and tell them that HJM8 deserves a Senate vote! HJM8 has already passed the House, so we’re almost there! Click on the link for the contact information for the Senate Conservation Committee members or use their emails below. ..

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Latest updates on New Mexico First supported bills

SB319 the manufacturing single sales factor bill passed Senate Corporations & Transportation Committee and has now moved to the Senate Finance Committee. ..

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Energy planning memorial quickly moves through the legislature

There is a quick update on HJM8 the Electric Transmission Capacity Review memorial.  This week the memorial passed 62-1 in the house, and is now headed for the Senate Rules Committee. Kudos to the advocates of this bill.

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Energy memorial passes committee unanimously

Update: New Mexico First is pleased to announce that the energy transmission planning memorial (HJM8) passed unanimously in the House Energy & Natural Resources Committee.  Four participants from the town hall testified, contributing to the hearing’s success.  Special thanks to Representative Brian Egolf for sponsoring this bill.  ..

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Governor Toney Anaya to testify on energy planning memorial

A New Mexico First supported energy memorial (HJM 8) has been scheduled for a hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13th at 8:30am in room 309. Both Governor Toney Anaya, energy expert, and Jennifer Salisbury, implementation chair for a previous New Mexico First Energy Town Hall will address the committee. The memorial requests that the New Mexico legislative council direct the appropriate committee of the legislature to review electric transmission capacity in New Mexico for renewable and conventional energy sources.   The memorial aligns with our town hall energy recommendation that asks government to develop a comprehensive energy plan.  HJM 8 also aligns with recommendations from the 2009 New Mexico First Energy Town Hall.   ..

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