NM Legislative Update, Biden’s Transition Proposal, Social Housing, Community Land Trusts, George Lakoff, De-Funding Fox, Marijuana, Nick Estes, Community Wealth Building, and more on the Retake’s new Rethink venture. Read on!
We Thought We Were Done, But Special Session Looms in Two Weeks for Cannabis. Retake & ThinkNM Call to Include 36% Small Loan Rate
We review what got done, what didn’t, who to credit, who to blame, and what to do now, with a special session promised in two weeks. Plus we offer the five-act tragedy of The Gutting of SB 66.
Cannabis Moves to Sen. Floor; Predatory Lending Passes But Badly Compromised; Sen Judiciary Still Clogged; Many Good Bills on House or Sen. Floor
Legislative Update We examine the fates of a few bills before taking a deep dive into a press conference staged by Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero and environmental groups who were protesting how Senate Judiciary Committee and… Read More ›
SB 66 Predatory Lending Bill Gutted in Committee by Supposed Dem Progressives; Call To Action NOW To Save the Bill
We devote the entire post today to the mangling of SB 66, AKA Predatory Lending bill. For four years social justice advocates and legislators have worked to create a 36% cap on loan rates. Yesterday that effort was undermined by… Read More ›
Call to Action: NM Dem Leaders Seek Waiver from Oil Leasing Pause; Update on Results of Sunday Hearings; What’s Next This Week
Community Solar, Sustainable Economy Task Force, Roxy’s Law, Paid Sick Leave & End-of-Life Options all advance. Three important bills being heard today! Plus commentary on Heinrich, Lujan, and Lujan Grisham’s collective climate cowardice.
Haaland Confirmation Monday; YUCCA Video Interview; Important Legislative Review, Status of 43 Retake Supported Bills
We’ve spent hours reviewing the votes, committee paths, and landing places for all of the bills we are supporting and offer a status report here and some analysis of trends. Also a Deb Haaland tribute from TEWA Women United.