Alerts/Events

Note:  The GOP Bernalillo County Office Headquarters (BCGOP)  has moved.  It’s new location is:  1406 Eubank NE, Albuquerque NM 87109.  It is now located at the corner of Eubank and Constitution NE in Princess Jeanne shopping center.

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GOP County Breakfast – Because of restrictions recommended by the State Health Department and the restrictions being placed on restaurants by the city and  our concern for our health we are going to skip the next 2 weeks. (March 20 & March 27.  We hope to resume our weekly meetings on April 3rd.  We will continue to evaluate the situation and let you know of any changes.

March 17, 2020

Ward 27 – There will be no Ward 27 March meeting due to the coronovirus.  Please check back in April for an update.

2020  

The 2019 election is over but there the fallout will continue to impact us for many years.  In spite of the tax increases passed by the NM 2019 Legislature Albuquerque voters passed the proposed City of Albuquerque and APS bonds as well as the APS mill levy increase.  This will result in a tax increase for all citizens.  If the bonds had been voted down, you would have received a “tax decrease”.   There will be much more to say about the results of this election in future postings.

March 17, 2020

Weekly NM Roundup at the Roundhouse

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
 ALBUQUERQUE CITY COUNCIL EXPANDS EMERGENCY POWERS OF MAYOR

Last night Albuquerque’s Democrat-led City Council granted Mayor Keller more emergency powers during this Coronavirus pandemic. By a vote of 6-3, Council allowed Keller to declare a public health emergency for up to seven days and gave him the ability to prohibit mass assemblies, close daycares and preschools and relocate city staff. Council also approved $1 million for the city to use to fight the virus.  All three Republicans on the Council voted against the measure.

“I voted against the bill because it gives the Mayor too much power, said Trudy Jones. “He can’t just assume more powers. We can’t allow the Mayor to do things that are, in fact, in the hands of City Council.” 
 

REPUBLICAN PARTY ANNOUNCES EXCITING SLATE OF LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES TO WIN THE ROUNDHOUSE THIS NOVEMBER

Republican Party Chairman Steve Pearce, Legislative leaders Jim Townsend and Rod Montoya and Sen. Craig Brandt  unveiled a new slate of legislative candidates this past week with a mission to claim the Roundhouse this fall. Chairman Pearce introduced the highly qualified, diverse and energized candidates as a group who will stop the progressive agenda in Santa Fe, demonstrate fiscal responsibility and protect the rights of New Mexicans. The Party will have legislative candidates in a record 101 races. The slate includes 47 candidates in 41 Senate races, and 66 candidates in 60 House races.  It includes 46 women, African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and foster parents.

“We are in the process of reclaiming the spirit of New Mexico,” said Chairman Pearce. “This group is here to tell you that it’s not too late for New Mexico. We’re going to change the way things are done in the legislature, and we are going to revitalize this state with passing good, sensible laws, protecting the rights of our citizens and promoting strong Republican values. These candidates will make a difference and turn the Legislature red. We will achieve this with vision, hard work and doing what’s right for our citizens.”

The strength, diversity and unity of the Party’s candidates received national attention the next day:

U.S. News and World Report: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-mexico/articles/2020-03-11/gop-unveils-diverse-slate-in-move-to-take-new-mexico-house

Washington Times:  https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/11/gop-unveils-diverse-slate-in-move-to-take-new-mexi/
 

NEW MEXICO RANKED AS THE WORST-RUN STATE IN AMERICA

It looks like Gov. Lujan Grisham and the Democratically controlled legislature are having trouble getting their act together. What they’re doing isn’t working. 

A new poll from 247wallst.com shows that New Mexico is dead last when it comes to how state governments are run across the country. With New Mexico’s high poverty rate, pension fund liability, the numbers of people getting SNAP benefits and our high unemployment rate, it’s not surprising there are problems in Santa Fe.

See list of 50 states at:  https://247wallst.com/special-report/2019/11/12/best-and-worst-run-states-in-america-a-survey-of-all-50-2/2/

REEFER MADNESS IN STATE GOVERNMENT

A group of state lawmakers has been studying how to best market recreational marijuana in New Mexico. Gov. Lujan Grisham has put together a panel that’s now considering a cap on pot taxes at 17%. Lawmakers are expected to take up the issue in January. The panel also suggests licensing producers for as little as $500 a month with additional per-plant fees.

The Republican Party opposes legalizing recreational marijuana.
See the AP article at: https://apnews.com/53dbb42e23764f16a00c5fcc07c5b26e

NEW MEXICO ON PACE TO BREAK OIL PRODUCTION RECORD

President Trump’s booming economy is helping the oil industry. Federal officials say the robust economy is helping one of New Mexico’s biggest industries.

State officials say producers could top 300 million barrels for the year and daily production levels could hit a million barrels before 2020.

Please share with your contacts and spread the word about the NM State Chairman Steve Pearce’s weekly broadcast and the important issues and events taking place in New Mexico!

Click the following link to listen:

https://anchor.fm/inside-nm/episodes/Inside-New-Mexico-with-Steve-Pearce-Episode-37-e8rrth

Please share with your contacts and spread the word about the weekly broadcast and the important issues taking place in New Mexico!

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Again, thanks to voters for defeating “Democracy Dollars.”  Please read the Op-Ed written by Pat Rogers in the September 20, 2019 Albuquerque Journal on “Democracy Dollars” and see our webpage on this topic to review the reasons why the defeat of this measure was so important. 

January 28, 2020

The next Ward 27 meeting will be on January 28, 2020.  See our Ward 27 web page for the location and time.

Progressives Take Over Democratic Party in New Mexico

Please see this short video at:  https://vimeo.com/293632714

Before you vote, please look at this video about Progressives taking over the NM Democratic Party.  Progressives are intolerant of other opinions, they are dividing us, they want to control the land and the people, they will destroy the culture and rich-heritage of New Mexico.  Your children will be educated in the progressive education agenda to insure they control the future.  Please think carefully before you vote.

The video “Progressives have taken over the Democrat Party” is brought you by New Mexico Turn Around (NMTA). NMTA is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization that is committed to investigating matters causing the state’s low rankings and then reporting the results of those investigations to New Mexicans.  It does this in the hope that its efforts will assist New Mexico to become a state where children are well educated and where productive jobs are plentiful.

If you missed it, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez was speaking on MSNBC and said, “There are no moderate Democrats left…”  Of course, he caught himself in the midst of what he was saying and changed Democrats to Republicans.  I guess that’s what they call a Freudian slip.  Courtesy of “Freedom Outpost”.

The NM State Permanent Funds and Why It is a Terrible Idea to Raid these Funds

  • NM state permanent funds are the source of the retirement pensions for both state employees and teachers.
  • All tax payers will see their taxes increase by at least $1,200 if these funds are either depleted or severely reduced.
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham has “no” authority to raid these funds.  The legislature must pass by a majority a change to the percentage withdrawn.

Please see our page on the State Investment Council/Permanent Funds for more information.