Category: effective government

Know the Score: Conservation Scorecard Here

Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) is committed to connecting communities across the state with their political power. That means New Mexicans like you, [salutation1], need to know if your elected officials are representing your conservation values when it matters most – during the legislative session. CVNM worked tirelessly to monitor all legislation for impacts to [read more…]

HB 155 signed by Gov. Martinez today

A win for transparency in New Mexico today as Gov. Martinez signed HB 155 Lobbyist Employer Registration, sponsored by Rep. Steinborn, into law. HB 155 originally increased transparency by strengthening the reporting and disclosure requirements for lobbyists. The bill would have also required lobbyist employers to report the sum total of all estimated lobbying expenses—including [read more…]

The facts speak for themselves

By Demis Foster, CVNM Executive Director It’s disappointing that New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn felt the need to descend into shrill name-calling and blatant half-truths in his recent opinion piece. But maybe it should not be surprising. Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) clearly hit a nerve by simply reporting the facts on Gov. [read more…]

Tell the PRC: Don’t undermine renewable energy development in New Mexico!

There goes the sun… Yup, that’s right: New Mexico’s Public Regulation Commission (PRC) is considering damaging changes to an important rule—changes that would devastate solar and other renewable energy production in our state—and further threaten our scarce water resources. Back in 2007, Commissioners Ben R. Lujan and Jason Marks established rules to enforce the state’s [read more…]

What a day

As the legislative session comes to a close, bills, memorials and resolutions make their way through the process onto the two chambers’ calendars. Below is what we’re following on the floor calendars for today. Committees will meet after the floor sessions as well but some committee calendars haven’t been published yet. We’ll update our Facebook [read more…]