Rep. Lujan Introduces Land and Water Legislation Package

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Scandals, suspicions spark legislation

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican State Land Commissioner Pat Lyons said Wednesday morning that he’s backing legislation that would rein in the governor’s control over the state Investment Council, which manages New Mexico’s multi-billion-dollar permanent funds. Later in the day, a trio of Democratic lawmakers from the Las Cruces area announced that they’re introducing […]

Bingaman applauds new health care law for children

President Barack Obama today signed into law legislation U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman helped write to ensure that more New Mexicans could have access to health care.

Sen. Harden pleased with progress on autism bill

Santa Fe- Senator Clint Harden, R-District 7 is pleased so far on the process his legislation to address the health issue of autism is taking in the state legislature. He said his bill SB 34 is being held over in Senate Public Affairs because he said Human Service Secretary Pam Hyde has agreed to work […]

Senate approves Ute pipeline legislation

BINGAMAN BILL TO TACKLE NEW MEXICO’S WATER NEEDS GAINS SENATE APPROVAL WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today approved (73-21) legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman that includes measures he wrote to settle a water rights claim in the Four Corners region, construct a pipeline in eastern New Mexico, and help water managers better plan […]

Authorization for Ute Water Project passes Senate

CNJ staff The Ute Water Project is halfway to Barack Obama’s desk. By a 73-21 vote, Senate Bill 22 passed Thursday afternoon, and similar legislation will head to the House of Representatives. The bill is expected to be in the House for a week or two before it lands on the desk of the president-elect. […]

Quicker compensation on its way

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs would reach veterans sooner, and with special swiftness for severely wounded veterans and their families, under legislation to upgrade the VA disability rating process unanimously passed by the House on July 30. The Veterans Disability Benefits Claims Modernization Act (HR 5892) is […]

Udall: Ute pipeline bill clears natural resourses committee unanimously

WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Natural Resources has unanimously approved the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act, a bill introduced by U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., to help meet eastern New Mexico’s future water needs. Introduced on April 3, 2008, the legislation would authorize the federal government to build a pipeline that will […]

ACI urges more involvement in legislation

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Small business owners need to get more involved in the creation of state regulations pertaining to businesses, according to Association of Commerce and Industry President Beverlee McClure. More than 70 people attended Friday’s ACI breakfast at the Clovis Civic Center, including small business owners and city, county and state […]

Ute legislation introduced

CNJ Staff WASHINGTON — New Mexico’s Congressional delegation introduced legislation Thursday that would authorized the federal government to build a pipeline that will carry water to several communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties. The legislation — the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act — calls for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to spend […]