New Mexico Business Coalition President Carla Sonntag: ‘We’re seeing that the state is happy to take the money from this industry but it frequently is raising barriers and constraints’

Carla Sonntag | Provided by Carla Sonntag By New Mexico Sun Feb 5, 2024    The New Mexico House of Representatives recently conducted a hearing on H.B. 133, a bill proposing amendments to the state’s existing Oil and Gas Act. The proposed changes sparked mixed reactions from citizens, with some expressing support while others voiced concerns. Carla Sonntag, President of the New … Read More

New Mexico Republicans oppose new vehicle rules: ‘This proposed rule will place an undue financial burden on rural communities across the state’

By New Mexico Sun Nov 3, 2023 The New Mexico House of Representatives Republican Caucus recently issued a statement opposing the Environmental Improvement Board’s plan to limit vehicle purchases in the state, contending that the board is ignoring the wishes of many New Mexicans. “House Republicans believe this excessive and unnecessary proposed rule is politically motivated and pandering to the eco-dreams … Read More

Referendum Project in New Mexico transcends partisan politics

By Sarah Valente Aug 4, 2023 We the people are in charge of the government, but we do not directly make or enforce the laws. So that average New Mexicans can lead normal lives in peace and safety, we elect representatives who will do this work on our behalf. This weighty thing that we place in the hands of a few … Read More

Is this the dumbest state Legislature in the country?

By Charles Sullivan This is a pop quiz. You will first be asked to identify the state. After identifying the state, you will be asked to vote on whether the state’s legislature is the dumbest in the United States. Place your hand or a piece of paper over the bottom portion of your screen to prevent peeking at the answer. Here … Read More

DEA agent on Fentanyl Awareness Day: ‘We seized more pills than the number of residents in the state of New Mexico’

By Sam Jackson Feb 28, 2023 Local leaders, state representatives and families gathered at the state capitol in Albuquerque recently to share their stories in observance of Fentanyl Awareness Day. “We seized more pills than the number of residents in the state of New Mexico,” Carlos Briano of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Division in El Paso, Texas, said. Briano’s division … Read More

‘This new tax could be the last nail in the coffin’: Paid Family and Medical Leave Act to cost taxpayers $400M if it becomes law

By New Mexico Sun Report Mar 1, 2023 A proposal to mandate paid leave for workers, which New Mexico business owners said could hurt their businesses, could pass the Senate March 1.  A task force assigned to develop a plan that requires workers to receive paid family and medical leave (PFML) presented a proposal to New Mexico lawmakers last year that … Read More

Will there be a brighter ending to this legislative session?

Analysis and Commentary by Better Together New Mexico Founder Carla J. Sonntag There have been some attempts to justify what’s happening in Santa Fe, but let’s look at some facts rarely discussed. New Mexico has a two-party system. But the truth is that it often functions that way in name only.   Why? According to Ballotpedia, New Mexico has roughly … Read More

Townhall: Over 200 Democrats Vote Against Providing Medical Attention to Babies Who Survive Abortion

Democrats are so hellbent on making abortion a nonchalant, one-stop procedure for abolishing unwanted pregnancies, that nearly every House Democrat voted against legislation that would provide medical attention to babies born alive after an attempt to abort them.  In a 220-210 vote, the House passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires doctors to provide medical care for babies … Read More