Senator defends passage of 11th-hour tax deal

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  • Joe Montoya posted at 9:50 am on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    Joe_Montoya Posts: 137

    It is apparent that a lot of movidas were involved in passage of this bill! Whether it will help or hurt New Mexicans remains toi be seen!

  • Van Hall posted at 9:49 am on Wed, Mar 20, 2013.

    Van Hall Posts: 24

    Not knowing Mr. Easley personally, my observations to date have not been positive.

    Mr. Easley submitted HB 402, the attempt to criminalize ownership of modern sport rifles, based upon appearance alone, and create an onerous regulation scheme, in violation of the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights' 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendments.

    Mr. Easley appears to be a small minded technocrat, who attempts to assume more power than his post is entitled.

  • Isaac Casados posted at 8:59 am on Wed, Mar 20, 2013.

    Isaac_Casados Posts: 7

    Nothing in politics is clear cut. Compromise was the only way that something was going to be passed in this legislative session. As with any bill, you will have support and opposition, yet none that it is law, everyone must move to make it work for the citizens of our great state.

  • New Mexican posted at 8:43 am on Wed, Mar 20, 2013.

    New Mexican Posts: 9

    Knowing Rep. Easley personally, I believe and trust his observations. But something had to be done and am guessing this is the best the people of New Mexico can hope for. Governor Martinez in the past has been using the GOP national model of do nothing and obstruct, obstruct and focus on hot button issues. This was a change for her.

    Politics seems to always smell a bit, and this was no different.

  • Francisco Carbajal posted at 8:57 pm on Tue, Mar 19, 2013.

    FranciscoCarbajal Posts: 320

    I got a chance to witness the last hour of both sides of the Chambers and I can tell you on how sick I got watching the last hour of the session. When I saw Rep. Antonio "Moe" Maestas having the last say on the House of Representatives Chamber, my stomach turned upside down. On the same note, Rep. Antonio "Moe" Maestas stand to protect convicted registered sex offender's community in this state is disgusting and morally wrong. His attorney background approach to weakening the current NM Sex Offender Laws in this state is irresponsible. His intervention in the defeat of three bills that would of protected and defended our children safety and well-being instead of the protection of convicted sex offenders should be exposed by the media. So, I am wondering why the media did not write anything about these sensitive bills to protect our kiddos that were sabotaged by State Representative Maestas and his convicted sex offenders that were invited to testify against Rep. Yvette Herrells' bill's? So, where is the fairness of the duty to report this type of moral turpitude?


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