On Thursday, Democrats passed their radical $8.5 billion budget funding things like increased salaries for politicians, funding for New Mexico’s Green New Deal, and funding for an anti-gun activist to push policies to cripple our Second Amendment. A full write-up will be subsequently done on this vote. Republican Reps. Gail Armstrong (Magdalena), Brian Baca (Valencia), Rachel Black (Alamogordo), Jack Chatfield (Tucumcari), Kelly Fajardo (Tome-Adelino), Joshua Hernandez (Rio Rancho), T. Ryan Lane (Aztec), Bill Rehm (Albuquerque), Luis Terrazas (Bayard), and Jane Powdrell-Culbert (Corrales) joined the Radical Democrats in approving the bloated $8.5 billion budget.
Following the vote, the fiscally conservative Rio Grande Foundation wrote that it is “Sad for ANY @NMHouseGOP member to vote for this wasteful budget.”
In the Senate, the far-left Democrats rammed through Sen. Mimi Stewart’s (D-Bernalillo) S.B. 14, which will enact a “clean fuel standard,” raising not only the cost of gasoline at least 20 to 35+ cents per gallon, but since transportation costs will go up, the cost of food, goods, and mostly everything that is transported will go up. This will harm the poorest New Mexicans.
The vote came out to a party-line vote of 25-16. In the Senate Finance Committee, no opportunity for public comment was heard.
Bills to watch out for on Friday:
URGENT — BILL HEARING FRIDAY MORNING : S.B. 8, VOTERS’ RIGHTS PROVISIONS, by Sen. Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe)
This extremist bill will be heard on Friday at 9:00 a.m., and it is unclear if the Committee will allow public comment, much like in other Senate Committees. Please show up to testify against this bill.
It will allow 16-year-olds to vote in municipal elections, create an automatic absentee ballot system for New Mexicans to get a ballot automatically at every election, increase ballot harvesting, allow ballot drop-off seven days AFTER an election, and other pro-election fraud measures that will take even more security out of New Mexico’s already fraud-ridden elections. The Zoom details for the meeting are below. Read more about the bill here.
For public participation click the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86412647187 to join the Webinar or via telephone 1-253-215-8782 Webinar ID: 864 1264 7187
URGENT — BILL HEARING FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Anti-gun H.B. 9 by Rep. Pamelya Herndon (D-Bernalillo)
On Friday at 1:30 p.m., the House Judiciary Committee will be considering H.B. 9, by Democrat ballot harvester and Rep. Pamelya Herndon (D-Bernalillo), a radical anti-gun bill that would mandate citizens to lock up their guns.
“It is unlawful for a person who keeps or stores a firearm to do so in such manner that the firearm is accessed by a minor without the authorization of the minor’s parent or guardian or when used in the commission of a crime,” the bill reads.
It continues, “When a firearm is accessed by a minor and used in the commission of a crime, the person who keeps or stores the firearm commits unlawful access to a firearm by a minor and is guilty of a misdemeanor.”
Please show up to testify against this radical anti-gun bill. The meeting details are below:
Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85381395136 Or One tap mobile : US: +16699009128,,85381395136# or +12532158782,,85381395136# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 853 8139 5136
S.B. 43, “PROHIBITING LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR A CHILD,” by Sen. Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez (D-Bernalillo)
This bill would allow youths who are sentenced for violent crimes, including murder, to be released in 15 years despite being given life sentences. The bill was referred to the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee and then the Senate Judiciary Committee.
This extreme bill will be heard on Friday at 1:30 on Friday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Zoom details are below:
For public participation, click on the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83347538157 to join the Webinar or via telephone 1-669-900-9128 Webinar ID: 833 4753 8157
S.B. 202, Compensation for Certain Public Officials by Sen. Pete Campos (D-Las Vegas).
This bill would increase the governor’s and all state-level positions’ salaires by a massive amount. The governor would be paid $150,000 — an increase of 36.36% while all state-level officials, including state auditor, treasurer, and secretary of state would receive a 35.29% increase in salary. The attorney general would receive a 31.57% increase in salary and the commissioner of public lands would receive a 38.88% increase. This fiscally irresponsible bill will pay politicians — who already are of little to no use to New Mexico — even more money. The pay increases far exceed inflation, which is currently at 7%.
The bill will be heard at 1:30 in the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee. Here are the Zoom details:
For public participation, click the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87967039414 to join the Webinar or via telephone 1-669-900-9128 Webinar ID: 879 6703 9414
Bills for Saturday:
H.J.R. 2, the “Environmental Rights” amendment by Reps. Joanne Ferrary (D-Doña Ana) and Tara Lujan (D-Santa Fe)
This radical bill would enshrine “environmental rights” in the New Mexico Constitution, which would, in effect, put the final nail in the energy industry’s coffin — the fund which provides for most state funds for hospitals and schools, not to mention jobs. This bill was proposed last legislative session and the Piñon Post helped it die before it could reach final passage.
This bill will be heard in the HOUSE ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 9:00 am – Room 317 – Zoom:
Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88679832287 Or One tap mobile : US: +13462487799,,88679832287# or +16699009128,,88679832287# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 Webinar ID: 886 7983 2287