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New Mexico Republican Party: Death Of Nancy Reagan

on March 6, 2016 - 3:24pm

GOP New Mexico News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, the Republican Party of New Mexico released the following statement on the death of former First Lady Nancy Reagan:

"We are saddened by the loss of Nancy Reagan, whose grace and class in office served as an example to first ladies for generations to come," said Republican Party of New Mexico Chair Debbie Maestas. "While she was first lady she made an impassioned case against drug abuse, and upon leaving the White House was a tireless advocate for Alzheimer's research.

Lunch With A Leader: DPU Manager Tim Glasco

on March 6, 2016 - 12:23pm

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Manager Tim Glasco

LWVLA News:

The League Of Women Voters of Los Alamos will feature Los Alamos County Utilities Department Manager Tim Glasco for this month's Lunch with a Leader. The luncheon is 11:45 a.m., March 15 at Mesa Public Library.

A licensed Professional Engineer and certified as a Level IV Wastewater and Water Systems Operator, Glasco has more than 30 years of experience in municipal and public works engineering and management.

Fish And Wildlife Conservation Leaders Call For $1.3 Billion Annual Investment For States

on March 6, 2016 - 10:33am
NWTF News:
 
EDGEFIELD, S.C. — A group of energy, business and conservation leaders released their recommendations March 3 on how to avert the growing endangered species crisis in this country.
 
The Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America's Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources determined that utilizing a portion of revenues from energy and mineral development on federal lands and waters to fund state-based conservation could address conservation needs for thousands of species.

Governor Signs Bill Allowing 17 Year Olds To Vote

on March 6, 2016 - 9:24am
STATE News:
 
LAS CRUCES  Gov. Martinez signed House Bill 138 into law Wednesday, allowing 17 year olds who will be 18 by the general election, the right to vote in primary elections.
 
Currently more than 20 states provide this opportunity. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jeff Steinborn (Las Cruces). The legislation was supported by a number of organizations including Common Cause New Mexico, and the association of County Clerks.
 
Steinborn expressed his excitement at the bill’s signing.

Governor Signs Legislation To Better Protect New Mexico Farmers And Ranchers

on March 6, 2016 - 9:16am
STATE News:
 
CLOVIS — Gov. Martinez signs legislation that better protects New Mexico’s farmers and ranchers from encroaching urban sprawl and unfair nuisance lawsuits.
 
Senate Bill 72, sponsored by Senator Stuart Ingle (R-Portales), ensures new neighbors cannot sue agricultural producers for being too noisy.
 
Martinez also signed House Bill 270, sponsored by Representative Terry McMillan (R-Las Cruces), which helps resolve the issue of out-of-state doctors being sued in New Mexico courts.

Mountain Principal Jennifer Guy's Surprise Recognition

on March 5, 2016 - 8:46am

Sen. Richard Martinez, left, speaks about how pleased he is to recognize such a special educator as Mountain Elementary School Principal Jennifer Guy. LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus looks on at right. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Mountain Custodial Caretaker Eileen Jaramillo and Principal Jennifer Guy at Thursday's surprise recognition event. Jaramillo spoke to Sen. Richard Martinez about Guy's outstanding professionalism and leadership, which led him to honor her for her efforts. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com 

Mountain Elementary School Principal

Cardin, Delaney, Luján Introduce Resolutions Establishing National Clean Energy Goals

on March 5, 2016 - 5:50am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (N.M.-3) and U.S. Rep. John K. Delaney (Md.-6) filed resolutions in the House and Senate affirming the establishment of a national goal of more than 50 percent of America’s electricity production coming from clean and carbon-free electricity sources by 2030 and calling for the enactment of new legislation to achieve this goal.
 
In a show of significant support for this initiative, the “50x30 Resolutions” are cosponsored by 30 Senators and 103 House Members.

Heinrich Pushes For New Mexico Priorities In DOE FY 2017 Budget

on March 5, 2016 - 5:05am
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D. C.  During a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the U.S. Department of Energy's fiscal year 2017 budget request, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich continued to push for Waste Isolated Pilot Plant (WIPP) safety and recovery efforts, a new cleanup schedule at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and technology transfer opportunities.
 
The committee received testimony from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz.
 
During the hearing, Heinrich underscored that the safety of WIPP workers and the surrounding community should

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