Legislative tidbits — Jan. 18

Days remaining in session: 29

Rep Roch: H.B. 39 ‘disastrous’

Thomas Garcia A bill that proposes splitting Quay County into four legislative districts now awaits the Gov. Susan Martinez’s final decision. H.B. 39 passed through the House and Senate before the special legislative session ended last weekend despite bipartisan opposition. It would split Tucumcari’s representation into legislative Districts 63, 67, 68 and 70. By Tues-day, [...]

Proposed Legislative redistricting will split Quay County

Thomas Garcia A bill introduced by House Democrats Friday during the a special session of Legislature proposes splitting Quay County into four legislative districts. “This bill will remove me from representing Quay, Union and Harding County,” said Rep. Dennis Roch. Roch said HB 39 was introduced by Rep. Mary Helen Garcia and would split Tucumcari’s [...]

Rep. Roch to serve on Legislative Education Study Committee

By QCS Staff State Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Tucumcari) said Friday he was appointed as a voting member of the Legislative Education Study Committee, one of several interim legislative committees which meet between legislative sessions. “This committee was my first choice,” Roch said, “and I’m pleased that my colleagues recognized the contributions I can make to [...]

Legislators discuss session

Campaign reform, keeping capital outlay money in their districts and clamping the lid down on taxes are just some of the many accomplishments local lawmakers cite during the grueling 60-day marathon otherwise known as the 2009 New Mexico Legislature. The legislative session isn’t exactly history yet — Gov. Bill Richardson is promising a special session [...]

Jan. 31: Legislative Tidbits

By The Santa Fe New Mexican

Mesalands has commercial shoo-in

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Look for Mesalands Community College on a TV nearest you. Two 30-second commercials – one featuring the college’s farrier science program and the other, the fine arts foundry – were filmed on Thursday by the New Mexico Lottery. “It’ll be great for Mesalands, it’ll give the college exposure throughout [...]

Politicos visit city, tell of Roundhouse

William Thompson Local business leaders and politicians were treated to a visit Friday from State Representative Brian Moore and Senator Clinton Hardin. The two Republican legislative representatives for Quay County were in town at the Holiday Inn for the 2004 Roundhouse Review luncheon to report on happenings during the recently concluded legislative session in Santa [...]