Legislators Urge Martinez and Tripp to Secure a REAL ID Extension


Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen (D-38-Doña Ana), Senate Majority Leader Michael S. Sanchez (D-29-Bernalillo & Valencia) and House Minority Leader Brian Egolf (D-47-Santa Fe) sent a letter to Governor Susana  Martinez and Speaker Don L. Tripp urging them to join Democratic legislative leaders in requesting an extension of the deadline for REAL ID enforcement from the Department of Homeland Security.

Legislature Receives National Award for Tax Policy Improvements


The New Mexico State Legislature, led by local legislators, was awarded the Property Tax Achievement Award by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) for an outstanding contribution to the improvement of property tax administration and tax policy during the 2015 Legislative Session…

Sen. Sanchez: NM Supreme Court Orders State to Enforce Wage Laws


NM Supreme Court Orders State to Enforce Wage Laws BY: SENATOR MICHAEL SANCHEZ (D-29-VALENCIA AND BERNALILLO) Unions have made huge contributions throughout America’s history – Social Security, child labor laws, the forty-hour work week, and so on. Working men and women make enormous contributions to our country daily. Here in New Mexico, the building trades […]