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    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportMarch 13, 2019  Only three days left!The frenzy is growing as the Saturday noon session's end looms. Much has been accomplished but several important items are still undecided. Those things still dangling in the balance are the minimum wage bill, tax reform, a measure to tap the permanent fund and recreational marijuana. At the same time capital outlay ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportMarch 6, 2019  Legislative pace checked in SenateJust when many thought nothing would slow the out-of-control wildfire that has been the 2019 New Mexico Legislative session the Senate showed it still has a conservative stripe. The more aggressive House version of the minimum wage increase proposals, HB 31 ran aground in the Senate Corporations and ...read more
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    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 27, 2019  House begins discussion on Democrats' tax overhaulDemocrats have unveiled HB 6 which would raise taxes by a whopping $328 million. The one thing that most business owners wouldn't have any beef with is leveling the playing field with internet businesses by requiring them to charge gross receipts tax. It would restructure income tax for ...read more
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    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 21, 2019  Second Amendment SanctuaryPerhaps the biggest legislative news of the week didn't occur in Santa Fe. With all but two of New Mexico's County Sheriffs lining up against several gun-control legislation they took the fight back home as bills began passing through the two state houses. The sheriffs began introducing resolution to their ...read more
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    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 13, 2019  Almost Halfway HomeThe 60-day session of the New Mexico State Legislature will reach the halfway point tomorrow and that is also the deadline to file bills. Things have been rolling at breakneck speed, especially when compared to recent years when the budget was tight. Money in the bank and a Democratic majority in both houses as well as ...read more
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    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 6, 2019  Minimum Wage Bills of ConcernAs we noted in previous weeks, one of the initiatives we're tracking most closely in Santa Fe are efforts to raise the minimum wage. We reported on HB 31 which has been the fastest moving bill and would raise the minimum wage to $10 this spring and then head to $12 an hour by 2021. This bill also removes the ...read more
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    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportJan. 30, 2019  Goober diplomacy alive and wellThe Chamber's officers and staff just returned from the annual trip to Santa Fe where we liberally plied lawmakers, lobbyists and anyone else wandering the halls of the Roundhouse with our wonderful Portales Valencia peanuts. We're happy to report we're still famous for our peanuts and Sen. Stuart ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    REGIONAL CUSTOMERS TO REALIZE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS IN SAVINGS OVER 30 YEARS     New Mexico regulators approved a historic expansion of wind energy generation in Xcel Energy's New Mexico and Texas service areas, a move that will return significant savings to regional customers over the next several decades.  In a 5-0 vote today, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission approved a plan to add ...read more
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