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

How you helped New Mexico this year

You’ve stood with us to fight bad policies like HB 7 Reproductive & Gender-Affirming Health Care Act. Many of us are still working to put this law on the referendum ballot in 2024! It removes parental rights from public schools and so much more. When you acted on our alerts, you helped stop 22 bad bills from passing during the 2023 … Read More

The oil and gas industry continues to shine in New Mexico

By Dale Janway Dec 13, 2023 As New Mexico’s legislators prepare for the 2024 session, any number of data points continue to show just how significant an impact the oil and gas industry has in the state. New Mexico is headed for a $3.5 billion general fund surplus for the year running through June 2025. Oil and gas production in Southeast … 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

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

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