Legislature

Supporters clash on New Mexico recreational pot legalization

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Two competing proposals to legalize marijuana in New Mexico — one from a Republican, the other from a Democrat — have emerged from a bargaining session among legislators on Tuesday, amid efforts to balance demands of incumbent medical marijuana producers with calls for new economic opportunity.

New Mexico Legislature approves liquor license overhaul

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature is sending a bill to the governor that would overhaul state liquor regulations in an effort to invigorate the hospitality industry. The Senate voted 29-11 Tuesday to approve the bill, and the House quickly agreed to recent amendments.

State Indian Child Welfare Act Passes New Mexico House

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico House of Representatives Monday passed new legislation expanding and codifying protections for Native American children in the state’s child welfare system.   Here is a statement from the NM House Democrats:

Governor optimistic over how the legislative session is shaping up

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The legislative session has started to take shape as lawmakers reached the halfway point last week.  So far, 30 bills have made it through the committee process, passed on the House floor, and have been sent over to the Senate side. One of those bills includes House Bill

Amid pandemic, New Mexico forges path to legal cannabis

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators are sprinting amid the pandemic to come up with a framework for regulating and taxing recreational marijuana after voters ousted key opponents of pot legalization in 2020 elections. Four Democrat-backed proposals with a social justice bent are competing for traction at the