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Community Invited To Meet & Greet For Rep. Saira Blair At UNM-LA 1-3 p.m. Saturday

on September 15, 2015 - 7:42am
Rep. Saira Blair
 
GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women invite the community to attend a Meet & Greet for West Virginia House Rep. Saira Blair 1-3 p.m., Saturday at UNM-LA Student Center, Building 2. Refreshments will be provided. 

Rep. Blair is the youngest elected state legislator in the U.S. In November 2014, at the age of 18, Blair defeated an incumbent to win a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates from the state's 59th District. She won her primary election at the age of 17, before she was eligible to vote.

Youth and young

Governor Unveils New State Energy Plan

on September 14, 2015 - 12:18pm

Courtesy/EMNRD

STATE News:

  • Provides direction for 21st century energy economy

CARLSBAD — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez unveiled a sweeping new energy policy and implementation plan for the State of New Mexico, entitled: “Seizing our Energy Potential: Creating a More Diverse Economy in New Mexico.”

Among other things, the blueprint calls for an “all of the above” approach to energy development that promotes the production of all sources of energy as a means of creating jobs, diversifying a key sector of the economy, and supporting our nation's efforts to achieve energy independence.

“New

Ruling Bolsters Women-Owned Small Businesses

on September 14, 2015 - 7:46am

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

BUSINESS News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a final rule authorizing federal agencies to award sole-source contracts to women-owned small businesses eligible for the Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program.

Effective Oct. 14, 2015, the rule levels the playing field for women-owned small businesses across the federal contracting marketplace.

“Women-owned businesses are growing three times faster than their counterparts, yet the federal government has not achieved its goal of awarding 5

Governor To Unveil New State Energy Policy

on September 13, 2015 - 8:32pm

Gov. Susana Martinez

STATE News:

CARLSBAD — Monday morning, Gov. Susana Martinez will unveil a sweeping new energy policy and implementation.

Among other things, the blueprint calls for an “all of the above” approach to energy development that promotes the production of all sources of energy as a means of creating jobs, diversifying a key sector of the economy, and supporting the nation's efforts to achieve energy independence.

Later in the afternoon, the governor also will unveil a new campaign to raise public awareness and improve road safety in Southeast New Mexico.

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Endorses Local Subcontractors

on September 13, 2015 - 2:48pm
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

Big Box competitors for Los Alamos National Laboratory service and supply contracts are troubling small businesses in New Mexico, according to Jeff Lunsford of the Consortium of Major LANL Subcontractors.

The topic was under discussion in the New Mexico Legislature last year and has been an item of discussion with New Mexico congressional delegation.

Luján Questions EPA On Gold King Mine Spill

on September 13, 2015 - 1:32pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

  • Calls for Improved Communication and Better Mitigation Plans

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District questioned a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official about the Gold King Mine spill Friday at an Environment and the Economy subcommittee hearing. 

While Luján is not a member of the subcommittee, he participated in the hearing, “Oversight of Federal Facility Cleanup under CERCLA,” as a member of the full Energy and Commerce Committee.

Luján questioned Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant

Udall, Heinrich Welcome BLM Decision To Maintain New Mexico State Office

on September 13, 2015 - 1:11pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

  • Senators pushed agency to reconsider proposal to merge New Mexico and Arizona offices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced Friday that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has heeded their call to reconsider a proposal to merge the New Mexico and Arizona state offices and will allow the offices to remain separate.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

The senators released the following statement:

“New Mexico’s many unique public lands issues — including our landscape’s strong connection to our state’s history and culture —

The Elephant In The Room: Annual Constitution Day Dinner Saturday Sept. 19

on September 12, 2015 - 7:10pm
The Elephant in the Room
By the Los Alamos Republican Party

The Republican Party of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women are pleased to announce that The Honorable Saira Blair will be the keynote speaker at the annual Constitution Day Dinner Sept. 19.

The Honorable Saira Blair 

Delegate Blair made history in 2014 by becoming the youngest person ever to be elected to a state legislature in the United States. One week before she graduated from high school, Blair defeated Republican incumbent Larry D. Kump in West Virginia’s 2014 primary election.

Blair could not cast a

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