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Roswell Daily Record (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Roswell, New Mexico Eos Toell Baths dec orb vol. 124, no. 69 75c daily si.25 sunday be March 21, 2015 saturday Senate democrats Block gop Agenda by Jeff Tucker record staff writer Santa few Senate democrats have seemingly effectively blocked Republican gov. Susana Martinez s major legislative proposals. With Little Chanco of the Bills seeing the Light of Day today in the final hours of the 2015 legislative session. The governor s top proposals in her state of the state address to enact right to Vork legislation. To end the practice of a social promotion Quot in Public schools and to repeal a Law allowing illegal immigrants to obtain Driver s licenses in new Mexico have All stalled in the Democrat controlled Senate Public affairs committee on party line votes after passing the Republican controlled new Mexico House of representatives. Five key Senate democrats Public affairs committee chairman Gerald Ortiz y Pino. Vice chair Bill of Neill and fellow committee democrats Jacob Candelaria. Daniel Ivey Soto and mind Stewart All of Albuquerque voted As a bloc to kill the top Republican supported Bills in that a first legislative session in decades in which republicans controlled either the House or Senate. Local lawmakers agreed Friday night there was Little Chance of the gop backed initiatives Clearing the Democrat controlled Senate before the end of the 2015 legislative session at noon today. Quot i think they stopped the will of the people of the said state rep. Boh Wooley a Roswell. Whether the first Republican controlled House in 60 years would be Able to reach compromises with the Democrat controlled Senate had been the looming question of this year s legislative session. State rep. Nora Espinoza said Senate democrats chose party loyalty Over Progress Quot on the House Side. We have been working very hard to be extremely fair. To listen to All our Bills to stay on time and to respect the process Quot said Espinoza. A Roswell. A in the Senate. It s not been that Way. And it s sad because i think this is what s wrong with Washington d a. They re just committed to their political party rather than doing what s right for the lawmakers were Able to agree this week on a s6.2 see Senate Page a3 Joy enter group puts Joy in writing by Mary Morgan record intern do you enjoy writing and want to better your skills the . Center in Roswell holds a writers group every wednesday from 3 30 to 5 30 . The writers group has been running for 16 years after it was started Back in 1999. The group was origin All y started As a 50-and-Over writing group but younger members Are always Welcome. The group presently consists of 14 members. Some of whom Are published authors such As one of the founding members. Joyce Mccol Laum. There is no Cost to join the group however you must share your work and participate in the discussions during the meetings. Each member writes in a different genre from Jett Tucker photo Roswell a state lawmakers in the new Mexico House of representatives. Nora Espinoza left Bob Wooley and Candy Spence Ezzell look Over the House Calendar on the House floor Friday night. House members were expected to stay in session past Midnight and return this morning for the final hours of the 2015 legislative session no Senate approves Driver s License c2 a of a of a a f \ a i a a t ? Mary Morgan photo Joyce Mccollaum holds a copy of her Book. A the Lea mansion poetry to science fiction and memoirs to historical fantasy. Whatever your writing style there Are people there to help better and encourage you and your writing. The group also helps Mem Bers publish their work of your schedule does t allow you to attend the regular meetings they hold writing workshops in the summer and readings in the Winter. A it s kind of like a writing Boot said writing group member Eva Mccollaum. Joyce s daughter. See writing. Page a3 Santa be of the new Mexico Senate approved a two tiered Bill on Friday that would continue to Grant driving privileges to people in the country illegally. The Compromise reached on the Issue Calls for two distinct Driver s licenses a one that complies with Federal identification requirements and another that does not. The Bill sponsored by Sens. Stuart Ingle. A por tales and John Arthur Smith. A Deming cleared the chamber with a 35-5 vote. However with the legislative session wrapping up today it appears unlikely the House would vote on the measure. The House last Mouth rejected an amendment Akin to the Long serving senators proposal and approved a Bill to end the state s practice of giving Driver s licenses to people who can t prove they Are in the country legally. The Senate Public affairs committee on thursday amended that Bill to Mirror the language in the Ingle Smith measure but no further action was taken. The thorny matter of issuing Driver s licenses to people suspected of being in the country illegally has been before the legislature for years. State officials estimate More than 100.000 licenses have been issued since new Mexico became one of the first states in 2003 to offer licenses to immigrants regardless of status. A obviously it s controversial. But hopefully we re doing what s Best for new Smith said Ingle called it a Tough decision. A a we be got to go Forward in some Way to get this Issue he said gov. Susana Martinez see Bill Page a3 Coffee with a cop continues another alien invasion after a successful inaugural a Coffee with a cop Quot gathering last month attended by numerous citizens and police personnel. The Roswell police department looks Forward to the second of these monthly events coming up monday. Locals attending the event have the Opportunity to talk in person with members of the police department in a relaxed informal setting at a local restaurant. Quot Coffee with a cop Quot offers the Chance for Posi Tive ideas and information to be shared and for citizens to ask questions and express concerns during conversations in order to promote a cooperative Effort among the Public mid police to reduce crime and make Roswell a safer City. This month s a Coffee with a cop Quot will take place monday at los Cerritos at 2103 n. Main St. At 7 a in the program is a Good Way for citizens to gain insights into How the rpm functions As its officers patrol and protect neighbourhoods throughout the City. It also allows locals to get to know the police who serve them. While rpm personnel likewise become More familiar with those they serve. Developing Strong relationships and Trust is key to enabling a cooperative Effort in crime prevention. The members of the red look Forward to meeting with the citizens they serve. Pc Small fire destroys shed on Mcguffey by Jeff Jackson record inv editor a Small fire destroyed a storage shed behind a House on West Mcguffey Street on Friday morning when no one was Home. The fire at 315 l/2 w. Mcguffey St was reported at 10 43 a Iii and extinguished at 11.59 said Deputy fire marshal Matt Miller. Four trucks from three stations responded including two from station i. And one each from stations 2 and 5, he said Miller said the fire department has not determined the cause of the lire and that it remains under investigation. The owners of the House. Manuel and Emma Sanchez were at Jeff Jackson photo Roswell fire department personnel look Over the damage of a Small fire Friday morning in a storage shed behind a House at 315 w Mcguffey St. There were no injuries. Bill Moffitt photo the ufos capital of the world seemed to have some celestial company thursday As these ufos shaped Clouds appeared to be coming in for a Landing near the intersection of a son Avenue and Hobbs Street t Hird suspect in fake robber arrested a doctor s office Early Friday said their son Michael Sanchez. Another son. Daniel Longoria who lives at the residence also was not Home. Michael Sanchez who lives nearby. Said he was at work when the tire started the shed contained Sev eral tires and an inactive missile about 3 to 4 feet Long. That Muruel san Chez has had for about 30 years. Michael Sanchez said City editor Jeff Jackson can be contacted a 575-622 7710, ext. 311. Or ttporter02fardnwum.com. A third suspect in a March 11 fake robbery at the Russell cellular Verizon store downtown turned himself in to police thursday night Marcus Boyd. 23, joins Joshua fat Semanu. 25. And Felicia Mejia. 21. Who have been arrested and charged with various crimes related to the false robbery at the store where they worked. alleged stole More than 914.700 it Cash Aud cellphones and is charged with embezzlement. False reporting and conspiracy to commit embezzlement Mejia and Boyd Are charged with false reporting and conspiracy to commit embezzlement Boyd today a few cast High 62 Low 41 today a Otu Agics Pac b3 a Dianna Zamora Connie Lynn Creswell a Lucy Mae Marsh aha gon Inoa classic of. Is Gin a i. A2 Seow of. I by comes. B4 Homo scouts As w la thi Aas Entiat Ammi i is Lorn ass. A2 f Nanc Iai. .b3 opinion. A4 Woad. A7 Monr

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