The House Regulatory and Public Affairs committee tabled a couple of proposed increases in the state minimum wage this afternoon. The current state minimum wage is $7.50 per hour. In HB 20, Rep. Lucky Varela (D-Santa Fe) proposed raising that to $10.10 per hour, paralleling what is being discussed nationally.
The New Mexico House of Representatives has approved House Resolution 1 (HR 1), which changes committee structure, on a 37-30 party-line vote. Facing major restructuring, the now minority house democrats argued strenuously against name changes, new ...
The times are changing, but change won’t come easily. That’s what the new House of Representatives leadership will encounter as they seek to restructure committees. Part of the proposed change is outlined in House Resolution 1 (HR 1), which was considered by House Rules today.
The New Mexico Legislature convened in Santa Fe at noon today, with a senate that promises a steadiness forged in previous sessions while the House of Representatives experiences momentous change, even down to seating assignments, office space and parking slots.
The Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) revealed its budget recommendations for the 2015-16 fiscal year this morning. Usually these recommendations are the best indicator of how the budget built by legislators during the upcoming session will look.
For higher education, the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) hearing in December is the biggest and most important of the interim season. This is when institutions outline their legislative requests and when legislators work hard to deflate campus expectations.
There’s no way to sugarcoat the revised revenue estimates coming out of Santa Fe this morning. That glee we’ve been experiencing at the gas pump has a definite downside in a state that depends heavily on oil and gas revenue. New revenue estimates have been cut nearly in half.
For the past couple of years, the UNM Health Sciences Center has been the steward of health care work force data collection, which was mandated by the Legislature to keep tabs on the needs of New Mexico in that area.