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NM attorney and lawmaker taking gay marriage decision to NM Supreme Court

By   /  June 27, 2013  /  New Mexico, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

LEGAL BATTLES: The issue of gay marriage in Pennsylvania is likely to be settled in the courts.

With the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, politicians and attorneys across New Mexico speculated on what it will mean on the state level.

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Petition heading to NM Supreme Court over same-sex marriage

By   /  June 26, 2013  /  Capitol Report, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog  /  No Comments

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, politicians and attorneys across New Mexico speculated on what it will mean on the state level.
But Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe, said that acting as an attorney in private practice representing a same-sex couple wanting to get married, his law firm is going right to the state [...]

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Tying minimum wage to inflation loses in committee UPDATE: Senate bill increasing min wage to $8.50 moves on

By   /  February 19, 2013  /  Capitol Report, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog  /  No Comments

One of two pieces of legislation in the New Mexico statehouse aimed at raising the state’s minimum wage was defeated in a committee hearing Tuesday (Feb. 19), with the deciding vote came from a Democrat.
CORRECTION: An earlier post incorrectly said that House Joint Resolution 6 would raise the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour. It would [...]

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Minimum wage bill in New Mexico killed in committee

By   /  February 19, 2013  /  New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

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By Rob Nikolewski | New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE — One of two pieces of legislation in the New Mexico statehouse aimed at raising the state’s minimum wage was defeated in a committee hearing Tuesday (Feb. 19), with the deciding vote came from a Democrat.
CORRECTION: An earlier post incorrectly said that House Joint Resolution 6 would [...]

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Public employees — including teachers — will still get paid while serving in the Roundhouse

By   /  January 31, 2012  /  Capitol Report, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog  /  No Comments

Public employees — including teachers — who serve in the Roundhouse can still receive the salaries from their jobs away from the legislature as well as their legislative per diem of $153 after a reform bill introduced by three Republican state reps was tabled in committee on a party-line vote on Tuesday (Jan. 31).
House Joint [...]

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Bill setting standards to serve on the PRC clears another hurdle UPDATE: Two more PRC reform bills go to House floor

By   /  January 30, 2012  /  Capitol Report, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog  /  No Comments

Going into the House Judiciary Committee meeting hearing on increasing standards for those who serve as commissioners on the Public Regulation Committee, we knew you didn’t need a college degree to serve on the PRC.
What we didn’t know was that you don’t even have to have a high school diploma.
Or have finished middle school.
Or elementary [...]

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