State of New Mexico House of Representatives Santa Fé ANGELICA RUBIO D – Doña Ana District 35 P.O. Box 2155 Las Cruces, NM 88004 Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4227 Cell Phone: (575) 616-1151 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org April 1, 2021 Dear Neighbor, COMMITTEES: Chair: Transportation, Public Works & Capital Improvements Labor, Veterans’ & Military Affairs Following the recent […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Contact: Babaak Parcham Email: Babaak.email@example.com Cell: 505.302.5295 Utility Relief and Affordability Bill Passes House Addresses utility debts due to COVID-19 & long-term affordability of services Santa Fe, N.M. – Legislation providing financially-struggling New Mexicans with COVID-19 relief on utility bills, including electricity, gas, water, […]
When Hilaria Martinez’s husband was incarcerated at the privately run Otero County Prison Facility, she said he fell ill due to the conditions he was kept in. Martinez said the prison was kept so cold that her husband was shivering and given only a “baby size blanket” to try to keep warm. The food he […]
After four hours of testimony on two bills that address paid sick leave, House Labor, Veterans and Military Affairs asked the sponsors of both bills to work to roll them into one. The two bills, HB 20 and HB 37, both mandate that employers in the state offer paid sick leave that employees would accrue over a […]
The debate over mandatory paid employee leave hit the Legislature on Thursday, with workers saying the policy shift would allow them to stay home when sick and business groups describing it as a costly burden on already struggling establishments. After more than three hours of testimony and debate, the chairman of the House Labor, Veterans’ […]
Hot on the tail of President Joe Biden’s announcement of climate change goals, the Climate Solutions Act has been filed in the New Mexico Legislature. House Bill 9 imagines a greener economic future for New Mexico – one that uses sustainable energy. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Angelica Rubio (D-Las Cruces) and Rep. Melanie […]
On August 6, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) recognized five state lawmakers for outstanding accomplishments on environmental issues. NCEL presented Georgia State Representative Park Cannon and New Mexico State Representative Angelica Rubio with the Rising Environmental Leader award. NCEL also presented Minnesota State Representative Rick Hansen, North Carolina State Representative Chuck McGrady, and […]
Though we’re nowhere near a coastline, a tsunami of evictions will soon flood our state. As of July 4, nearly 1 in 4 New Mexicans were unemployed, and without an immediate extension in the federal Pandemic Unemployment Insurance (PUI), which ends July 31, unfathomable economic and social devastation will begin to unfold. The federal PUI […]
Thirty day sessions are fast, daunting, and sometimes super frustrating, but it’s moments like these that really make it all so worth the hard work and long days and nights. New Mexico is where the atomic bomb was born, and tested—and it’s our people who were directly impacted, and yet have never been compensated. Never. […]
Nick Lassiter has a passion for skateboarding and a plan to help the City of Las Cruces fund and build a new facility for skateboarders. On Saturday, Feb. 9, he hosted an awareness event at the Las Cruces Skate Park, where District 3 City Councilor Gabe Vasquez announced that legislative funding has been approved to […]
Here is the statement I read on the House Floor tonight, in support of HJR1, which allows New Mexico voters to vote yes or no on whether or not we tap into the Land Grant Permanent Fund for Early Childhood Education.
Tonight, the House of Representatives is debating HJR1 –if passed in the House and Senate, can send a constitutional amendment to New Mexico voters. This constitutional amendment would give voters an opportunity to vote on whether we should tap into the Land Grant Permanent Fund to invest in Early Childhood Education. I just got done […]
Budget vote is coming up in the next couple hours, and I am heading to the House floor now for the debate and the vote. Below the video update are the highlights. Public Education: HB2 increases FY21 General Fund appropriations for public education of $237.5 million, or 7.4% over the FY20 operating budget, with another […]
When Angelica Rubio was a little girl growing up near the border between New Mexico and Mexico, she had a dream that was both grand and circumscribed: She wanted to be governor of her state. “I grew up thinking about political power and what it meant — every year my family would watch the president’s […]
I had to bypass my ride today, and instead spending it in the snow with this one in Galisteo. With 22mi left to the State Capitol, I think I’m ok with this. Also, it’s confirmed. My dog, Lennon, es puro norteño.