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    Wednesday, May 06, 2020
    The Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is currently seeking PUBLIC MEMBERS for the professional licensing boards listed below.  Interested applicants should keep in mind that a public member cannot have a direct or indirect financial interest in the profession to which they are applying and a public member cannot hold a license in the profession to which they are applying.  The purpose of ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 26, 2020  Budget Celebrated, BemoanedThe $7.6 billion state budget passed by the legislature and awaiting Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's signature is an increase of over 7 percent. Democrats celebrated the money it provides for education and early childhood programs as well as pay increases for state workers. Republicans worry that the spending ...read more
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    Thursday, February 20, 2020
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 20, 2020  Legislature Adjourns/Budget Sent To GovernorThe NM Legislature ended its 30-day session in its normal fashion with a flurry at the end that included a late night on Wednesday in order to get a budget to the Governor's desk. They accomplished that in the wee hours of Thursday morning passing a $7.6 billion budget. The budget would provide ...read more
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    Thursday, February 13, 2020
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 12, 2020  Gasoline Tax BlockedA measure that sought to raise the state gasoline tax from 17 cents to 47 cents over several steps was tabled in the House Appropriations & Finance Committee on Monday. The measure, which was opposed by many business organizations was tabled on a resounding 14-1 vote. While the tax had not been increased since the ...read more
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    Friday, February 07, 2020
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportCorrection/Additions for Feb. 5, 2020  Clarification on SB110In reading your legislative update I just wanted to clarify SB110 would likely remove local labor boards, not local unions.    It authorizes arbitrators to ignore public employers appropriations when deciding bargaining impasse cases and will likely require counties to reappropriate funds to ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 05, 2020
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 5, 2020  Legislative Appreciation a SuccessThe Chamber officers and staff were in "The City Different" Monday and Tuesday to offer our support and appreciation to our area legislators and spread the news about Portales through peanut diplomacy. Our annual Appreciation Dinner that we co-sponsor with the Clovis/Curry Chamber was possibly the ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportJan. 28, 2020   Early Childhood Fund Gets HearingThe Senate Education Committee moved SB 3 forward on Monday after tagging it with an amendment that makes the idea a little more palatable. The bill seeks to establish an endowment fund for use on early childhood programs while the state is swimming in revenue from the oil and gas business. We would ...read more
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    Thursday, January 23, 2020
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportJan. 22, 2020  Session is Out of the GatesGov. Michelle Lujan Grisham got things started with the 54th New Mexico Legislature yesterday at noon with her State of the State address. In a short 30-day session where many thought the Governor's biggest problem would be not wanting to leave anything out, she surprised some with what she did leave out of ...read more
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