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Report: TrumpCare raises NM premiums $2,521 (unless you are rich), Pearce’s constituents most likely to lose health care

New Mexico health insurance premiums are expected to rise an average of $2,521 – unless […]

Ex-staffer: Gov. “not telling the truth” about her funds investigated by FBI

“She is not telling the truth on this,” [former Susana Martinez campaign staffer Andrea] Goff […]

Progressive agenda vs. Gov’s vetoes: how did New Mexico do in #nmleg 2017?

That’s a wrap! New Mexico’s 2017 legislative session is done, at it may go down […]

Report from Las Cruces: Southern NM Progressives Led Progressive Wins in #NMLEG

Last fall, voters in southern New Mexico sent an exciting new delegation of progressive champions to Santa Fe to represent us. Now that the 2017 Legislature is coming to a close, let’s check in on some of their successes and how they’ve helped move New Mexico forward!

[UPDATED] Session 2017 Recap: How Did Progress for Women Do?

UPDATE: Here’s how three important bills we were tracking ended up this session: (1) Health Coverage […]

Session 2017 Recap: How Did Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Do?

Over the duration of the 2017 regular session, we fought to create laws that would result in keeping guns out of dangerous hands. In the end, major legislation that would have changed the way that people purchase firearms by requiring background checks for all gun sales, had its language changed and eventually met its fate in the House Judiciary Committee. However, not all gun violence prevention legislation reached the same result.

My First Time at the Legislature – POV from a Newbie

On November 1st, I accepted a position as the Community Engagement Strategist for ProgressNow NM. When I spoke with Executive Director, Pat Davis about the job, what it entailed, what my skill set was and how it applied, and how it didn’t – in regards to the things I would “learn on the job,” I was still feeling like a foreigner in only a slightly less intimidating environment.

PNM looks to close coal-fired San Juan plant (if they get a rate increase from the PRC)

Santa Fe, NM –  PNM is beginning the process to plan for a permanent shutdown […]

Martinez turns the WTF factor up to 10, goes on veto streak of bi-partisan bills with no explanation

Remember last week when she complained that the two chambers were being lazy and not giving her enough bills to sign (even though they’d passed 175 bills at that time)? Now she’s vetoed 6 that were supported by many members of her own party, some of which would also have had a direct economic benefit on the state.