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Rep. David Adkins Files Legislation to Reform NM Bail System

Resolution would allow judges to keep violent criminals in jail pending trial   Santa Fe, NM – Rep. David Adkins filed a proposal to reform New Mexico’s bail bond system.  House Joint Resolution (HJR) 13 would amend the New Mexico State Constitution to allow judges to keep extremely dangerous and violent criminals

Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Keep Students Safe

Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Keep Students Safe  Santa Fe, NM – Today, Rep. David Adkins pre-filed a bill that will better protect New Mexico’s students by ensuring employees in the education system do not pose an unnecessary risk to students. The bill would require all school district employees, regardless of their

Proposal would make Small Business Saturday a tax holiday

Original Story: http://krqe.com/2015/12/30/proposal-would-make-small-business-saturday-a-tax-holiday/ By Alex Goldsmith Published: December 30, 2015, 9:59 pm ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A state representative wants to make Small Business Saturday a tax holiday in New Mexico, allowing small and local stores and restaurants to not charge customers taxes for the day. Representative David Adkins, R-Albuquerque, is carrying the bill

Did strict court deadline, aimed to fix jail overcrowding, backfire?

Original Story:  http://krqe.com/2015/12/01/did-strict-court-deadline-aimed-to-fix-jail-overcrowding-backfire/ By Gabrielle Burkhart Published: December 1, 2015, 9:51 pm ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Again and again, criminals are catching big breaks that put them back on the streets. Now, the state Supreme Court is hearing new suggestions on how to keep them behinds bars. District Attorney Kari Brandenburg, as well as

State Rep. Files Legislation To Create ‘Small Business Saturday’

State Rep. Files Legislation To Create ‘Small Business Saturday,'  Bill Creates Tax Holiday Saturday After Thanksgiving Santa Fe, NM – Rep. David Adkins announced today that he has filed legislation to encourage New Mexicans to shop at local small businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The legislation eliminates gross receipt taxes for customers