Politics

Governor Seeks Applicants For Gambling Council

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is calling for applications to fill the statutory Compulsive Gambling Council.

All 15 members of the Compulsive Gambling Council are appointed by the governor and serve at her pleasure.

The positions that need to be filled include:

  • ​A member of a fraternal organization that sponsors gambling;
  • Two persons with expertise in the field of compulsive gambling;
  • Two Native American representatives from a tribe or pueblo with gaming operations;
  • Two representatives of the non-Native American gaming industry;
  • Two representatives

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Reporters Without Borders USA Calls On Senate To Reverse Unprecedented Restrictions On The Press

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, right, during a recent press conference in Washington, D.C. Courtesy/RSF

RSF News:

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) strongly condemns the restrictions the Senate Sergeant At Arms and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration are imposing on Capitol Hill reporters during the impeachment trial for President Donald Trump.

RSF calls on the Senate Majority Leader to reverse these rules immediately.

Members of the press covering the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, which began Jan. 16, are facing new “security measures” in the form


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Drug Policy Alliance On NM Bill To Legalize Cannabis

DPA News:

Below is a statement from New Mexico State Director Emily Kaltenbach for the Drug Policy Alliance, in response to the cannabis legalization legislation (NM SB115) introduced Friday:

“Having worked towards cannabis legalization in New Mexico for the better part of the last decade, we are excited by the possibility for New Mexico to become the 12th state in the country to legalize and regulate cannabis.

“Sen. Ortiz y Pino and Rep. Martinez’s legislation puts local communities and New Mexican families first. Many of the bill provisions reflect DPA’s priorities, including creating


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Baked Goods With Bernadette: Legislative Session

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LARSO News:

Baked Goods with Bernadette has a theme for the two upcoming events next week.

The discussion group will focus on the Legislative Session, which begins Tuesday. The brief chat will highlight easy ways the community can help the local senior centers as they prepare for funding issues.

The events usually include homemade baked goods and last just 30 minutes:

  • Jan. 21 12:30 White Rock Senior Center; and
  • Jan. 23 12:30 Betty Ehart Senior Center

For information, call 505.662.8920 or email Director@losalamosseniorcenter.com


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Governor Announces Call For 2020 Legislative Session

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From the Office of the Governor:

  • Priorities are education, economy, public safety, health and the environment

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today her agenda for the second session of the 54th New Mexico Legislature. 

The governor’s call for the 30-day legislative session scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 21, encompasses the priority areas of education, the economy, public safety, health and the environment.

“Year One was a tremendous start, and I’m incredibly enthusiastic about the opportunity to keep building on that foundation over the


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Udall Applauds House Passage Of PFAS Action Act

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement Monday on last week’s House passage of the PFAS Action Act:

“The House vote to pass the PFAS Action Act brings communities in New Mexico and across the country one step closer to the relief they long have deserved. While federal agencies drag their feet – families, business owners, farmers, service members and communities continue to suffer from exposure to these hazardous chemicals. The evidence is clear that these chemicals are toxic, and the federal government has a responsibility


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Legislators Preview Upcoming 30-Day Session

From left, Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler, Dist. 5 Sen. Richard Martinez and Dist. 6 Sen. Roberto Gonzales answer questions during the Legislative Preview Jan. 9 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Voices for Children Deputy Director Amber Walin addresses the audience during the Legislative Preview. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON

Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

The three New Mexico state legislators who represent Los Alamos spoke at a Legislative Preview presented by the League of Women Voters and the


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Call Made For Republican Party Of Los Alamos County Pre-Primary Convention At Fuller Lodge Jan. 25

GOP News:

Call is hereby made for the County Central Committee Meeting and Republican Party of Los Alamos County Pre-Primary Convention to be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM. 

Registration will begin at 10 a.m. No admittance after close of registration.

The County Central Committee will:

  • Hold an election of Delegations to the State Convention;
  • Prescribe any special rules for the Convention; and
  • Consider any other proper business.

The Convention Delegates will:

  • Attend, at own expense, the 2020 Republican State Pre-Primary Convention

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Democratic Party Of Los Alamos Meets Monday

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in Building 6 at UNM-LA.

The County Central Committee will vote on a cleanup to local party rules.

There also will be an informal update on the future of maternal care at Los Alamos Medical Center and information on how to obtain tickets to the 2020 DPNM Legislative Dinner.


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Governor Seeks Gaming Control Board Applications

STATE News:
 
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is accepting applications for a certified public accountant for the state Gaming Control Board.
 
The full-time, paid position has been vacant for some time.
 
The New Mexico Gaming Control Board is responsible for regulating legalized gaming at New Mexico’s licensed racetracks, veteran and fraternal organizations. In addition, the agency is responsible for investigating and enforcing violations of the laws and regulations that prohibit illegal gambling activities in the state, and monitoring New Mexico’s tribal

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