After another three hour discussion and three more amendments, the Senate Judicial Committee voted 10-2 to approve HB 325 and this was a vastly improved bill, but flaws identified by other environmental allies remained in the bill and so New Energy Economy and Retake withdrew its support and the bill will die in the Senate.…
It was pretty crazy. PNM’s SB 47 is dead slain as much by PNM’s own hubris as by strong, persistent progressive advocacy in opposition. PNM II (HB 325), as it was called by several legislators and advocates, had been introduced by Rep. Montoya, R, Farmington. What unfolded was absolutely stunning. Come today at 9, Room…
The City’s extensive Santa Fe University of Art & Design community input process has been announced, with details in this post. Also a report on an interesting day at the Roundhouse, the current status of HB 325 and a Call to Action for Chaco Sunday and Tuesday. Contact info and speaking points on Chaco provided.
Things change fast in the Roundhouse. Earlier today, we sent out an action alert to show up at the Roundhouse on Saturday at 9am to protect Chaco, but that hearing has been postponed till Sunday. BUT, now we must show up on Saturday at 9 to protect San Juan and Four Corners and the ratepayers.…
Last week, Retake wrote an Open Letter to Speaker Egolf and Senator Wirth seeking their leadership in defeating SB 47. Speaker Egolf asked for an opportunity to share his thoughts. So this post includes an unedited letter from the Speaker followed by a few brief thoughts of mine.
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In Santa Fe another win, as the City Council dumps PNM’s Solarization plan. But PNM has bigger plans (SB 47 / HB 80) and the Senate Conservation Committee is holding a hearing at 9am Saturday in the Senate Chambers. We need to pack the place and bury members with calls between now and then.
Today’s blog is an Open Letter to Speaker Egolf and Senator Wirth. We are looking to you for leadership, not to bend over backwards to see if we can eke out some meager concessions from PNM on SB 47/HB 80.
PNM has issued yet another amended bill after tremendous push back from environmentalists and others. Details on a day at the Roundhouse. And Susan Herrera announces her primary challenge of Rep. Debbie Rodella in District 41.
Working with over a dozen local and state non-profits and policy experts Retake created a DRAFT policy platform for NM cities: affordable housing, free public transit, living wage enforcement, tax and revenue reform. All in place elsewhere. Now time for here. Read on.