Now that the 2018 Legislative Session has concluded and the Governor has met her signing deadline, New Mexico First is pleased to announce that your voice
for smart, bipartisan policy played an influential role in this year’s session. Our public policy organization promotes recommendations developed by
citizens during our town halls and forums. We are delighted to report that the Legislature agreed with multiple bills and memorials during its 30-day
legislative session, which ended Feb. 15, and the governor signed most of those bills by the March 7 deadline.
The legislative session is underway, and New Mexico First is actively following economy, water, agriculture and education policy. We are supporting legislation
that aligns with town hall recommendations from the Statewide Town Hall on Water (2014) ,
the Statewide Town Hall on Economic Vitality (2016)and the Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic Plan (Ag Plan). ..
Now that the 2017 Legislative Session has concluded, and as of Friday the Governor has completed her signing deadline, New Mexico First is pleased to announce
that your voice for smart, bipartisan policy played an influential role in this year’s session. Our public policy organization promotes recommendations
developed by citizens during our town halls and forums. This year, New Mexico First supported or informed legislative efforts on economy, ethics reform,
water and education. ..
The New Mexico First team has been busy in Santa Fe, with major advancement on three pieces of legislation and steady progress on several others. ..
New Mexico First, on behalf of the New Mexico Partnership for Math & Science Education’s “STEM Action Team,” followed a number of education items during
the legislative session. Priorities aligned to the 2012 STEM Action Planning Summit, which resulted in an ongoing collective impact effort. The STEM
Action Team works to promote science, technology, engineering and math education in New Mexico. ..
New Mexico First is pleased to announce that a number of policies we supported during the 2015 legislative session passed. Our platform resulted from the
2014 statewide water town hall, which produced recommendations on water planning, watersheds and ecosystems, legal issues, new sources of water, funding,
conservation and water quality. We joined with numerous organizations and individuals to support the following items, most of which have gone to the
governor for signature. ..
Joined by nearly 100 citizens, New Mexico First celebrated “New Mexico Water Awareness Week” at the NM Capitol by unveiling a policy plan to address New
Mexico’s critical water problems. The plan was revealed at a press conference acknowledging “New Mexico Water Awareness Week,” which was the result
of a memorial sponsored by Rep. Andy Nunez (R-Hatch) and co-signed by Sen. Gerald Ortiz Y Pino (D-Albuquerque).
The press conference spotlighted the comprehensive legislative plan, which was developed from
recommendations created at the New Mexico First 2014 water town hall, which was attended by
over 300 people from 31 counties, representing urban, rural, and tribal interests.The legislative plan includes: ..
New Mexico First is pleased to share our preliminary
2015 Water Policy Priorities. This document will be updated throughout the
upcoming legislative session. With help from advisors throughout the state, the
organization honed recommendations from the 2014 water town hall into this set
of immediate goals on planning, watersheds, legal issues, new sources of water,
conservation and of course, funding! ..
The 2014 NM Legislative Session closed with the approval of a $6.2 billion dollar budget. The budget, which now goes to Governor Susana Martinez for signature, passed in the New Mexico Senate 42-0 and it passed in the New Mexico House of Representatives 58-8. During the legislative session, New Mexico First championed bills in the areas of water planning, STEM education, energy planning, healthcare, workforce development and economic growth. We are pleased to announce that several policies we supported were successful. ..
New Mexico First is pleased to share our current legislative agenda and 2014 legislative tracking system! Keep up-to-date on legislation New Mexico First supports. We hope to make changes in the areas of:
• Water planning
• STEM education
• Energy planning
• Workforce development
• Economic growth
Our 2014 legislative agenda is based on citizen recommendations developed during the Centennial Town Hall and the STEM Action Planning Summit.