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Balderas Sues Massive Solar Company For Defrauding New Mexicans, Jeopardizing Their Home Ownership

on March 10, 2018 - 7:37am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday he filed a lawsuit against Vivint Solar, Inc., and related companies (“Vivint”).
Balderas’ lawsuit claims Vivint was engaging in unfair and unconscionable business practices including clouding titles to consumers’ homes, fraud and racketeering in connection with its residential solar power purchase agreements and solar equipment.
Through its investigation, the Office of the Attorney General has learned there are hundreds of clouded titles and thousands of Vivint

Udall Urges Trump To Support Historic Infrastructure Plan To Create Jobs, Invest In New Mexico Communities

on March 10, 2018 - 7:29am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall issued the following statement Wednesday in support of a Democrat-led proposal to invest in roads, bridges, schools, universal broadband, public lands, and clean energy:
“I have long argued that we need a robust, long-term infrastructure plan to strengthen our communities, help us prepare for the future, and create thousands of jobs in New Mexico and across our country.

NEA-New Mexico: Election Recommendations For State Treasurer, Attorney General And Secretary Of State

on March 9, 2018 - 10:35am
NEA News:
NEA-New Mexico Announces Election Recommendations for State Treasurer, Attorney General and Secretary of State
National Education Association – New Mexico President Betty Patterson and our elected Education Political Action Committee (EdPAC) announced today our Recommendation to our members of the 2018 re-election campaigns of:
  • Maggie Toulouse Oliver for New Mexico Secretary of State;
  • Tim Eichenberg for New Mexico Treasurer; and
  • Hector Balderas for New Mexico Attorney General.
 “Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Tim Eichenberg, and Hector Balderas are Recommended for their 2018

Los Alamos Democrats Meet At UNM-LA Monday

on March 9, 2018 - 8:25am

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12 in Building 5 at UNM-Los Alamos.

At this meeting, delegates will discuss their experiences at the State Pre-primary Convention.

Heinrich Introduces Legislation To Help Restore And Rebuild National Parks

on March 8, 2018 - 9:39am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced bipartisan and bicameral legislation to address the maintenance backlog at our national parks.
The National Park Restoration Act will help restore and rebuild roads, buildings, campgrounds, trails and water systems in New Mexico’s 15 national parks, improving facilities for the more than 1.7 million yearly visitors to the parks.
“From the ancient wonders in Chaco Culture National Historical

New Mexico Democrats Announce $16 Million Grant To Repair Southwest Chief Line

on March 8, 2018 - 9:38am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded New Mexico’s Colfax County a $16 million grant to replace segments of aging rail line on which Amtrak’s Southwest Chief operates.
The grant, which was awarded under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, will fund critical repair work in New Mexico, Kansas, and Colorado.

Shin: Thanks To Our Governor For SB17 Veto!

on March 8, 2018 - 8:05am
Candidate for House District 43

A big thanks to our Governor for her veto of Senate Bill 17! Our Legislature should advocate for policies that bring more job creators to our state, not drive them away. Susana Martinez was right to veto this onerous and flawed tax policy on the #1 job creator in Northern New Mexico. 

Senate Bill 17 failed to meet the following Legislative Finance Committee tax policy principles:

1. Adequacy: Revenue should be adequate to fund needed government services. Our elected representatives lobbied vigorously for SB 17, not to secure funding for

Michelle Lujan Grisham Statement On Planned Parenthood Action Fund Endorsement

on March 8, 2018 - 7:54am
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
Following the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued this statement:

“Women across New Mexico trust Planned Parenthood to be both their healthcare provider and their advocate. I am honored that Planned Parenthood Votes New Mexico has placed its trust in me to be our state’s next governor. I will always fight to make sure that deeply personal decisions about reproductive healthcare remain between a woman, her family, and her doctor.