Two NM State Senators File Suit Against Governor Lujan Grisham, Supreme Court Petitioned to Halt Unconstitutional Spending

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I am thankful for these two men! Jacob Candelaria and Greg Baca! One a Dem the other a Republican, but they come together for the good of the people! Thank the Lord! It is going to take more than these two men to stop the Governors wayward ways. The Governor spends OUR money like there is no tomorrow. Just watch how terrible legalized pot will be for the state. She acts like that revenue is a savior, but there is only one Savior, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Pot is mind altering, pot heads will drive and kill. Read more about that below the following news release.

Senator Jacob Candelaria (D-Bernalillo) – jacob.candelaria@nmlegis.gov

Senator Greg Baca (R-Bernalillo & Valencia) – greg.baca@nmlegis.gov

Senator Jacob Candelaria, Senator Greg Baca

File Suit Against Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

New Mexico Supreme Court petitioned to halt

Governor’s unconstitutional spending

ALBUQUERQUE – Senator Jacob Candelaria (D-Bernalillo) and Senator Greg Baca (R-Bernalillo & Valencia) have filed suit against Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, petitioning the New Mexico Supreme Court to halt the Governor’s unconstitutional spending of federal American Recovery Plan Act (“ARPA”) funds without legislative authorization.

“When I became a senator almost a decade ago, I took an oath to defend the Constitution and laws of the state of New Mexico,” said Senator Candelaria. “We have filed this petition to halt the Governor’s unconstitutional efforts to usurp the Legislature’s appropriations power by claiming that she, and she alone, has the power to decide how billions of dollars in federal grant funds are spent. In our country, no one is above the law and no one person should ever have the power to decide, unilaterally, how much people are taxed or how public money is spent.” 

Under Article IV, Section 30 of the New Mexico Constitution, “money shall be paid out of the treasury only upon appropriations made by the Legislature.” State law, meanwhile, dictates that expenditures from the general fund “shall be made only in accordance with appropriations authorized by the Legislature” (NMSA 1978, § 6-4-2).

“As legislators, we must preserve our appropriating authority and affirm the separation and balance of powers enshrined in our Constitution,” added Senator Baca. “The bipartisan opposition to the Governor’s unlawful spending is evidence that this is not a political contest—but rather, a constitutional crisis. The fundamental question before us is whether or not a governor can usurp the legislative process and unilaterally control public money. The Constitution and state law are perfectly clear and we trust that our state’s highest court will rule accordingly.”  

During the 2021 Legislative Session, the Legislature exercised its appropriating authority by directing that New Mexico’s share of ARPA funds be deposited into a contingency fund. The Governor subsequently vetoed the appropriation and language, asserting that in her opinion, the Legislature lacked the authority to direct her administration of federal funds.

As of August 23, 2021, the Governor had already unlawfully appropriated over $600 million in ARPA funds, with approximately $1.08 billion dollars remaining on deposit in the state treasury. The suit does not request that the already unlawfully appropriated funds be returned, but that the court enter an order prohibiting the Governor from expending any additional ARPA funds without a legislative appropriation.

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Last night after I got home from playing softball, I found this in my email! BY THE WAY I WAS BLESSED TO PITCH A COMPLETE GAME VICTORY! God has blessed me so much to still play at 65! I love my LORD! I do not know why I still get the Governors emails!!! I have never given money to any campaign! I am sick and tired of politicians asking for money! I am very sick and tired of the Governors ungodly agenda. She got her legalized pot here in New Mexico and now she is pushing it to be nationwide. The Dems are destroying America. Here in New Mexico the Dems rule, can the GOP sway enough Dems and Independents in the upcoming elections?  How will the midterms turn out? Who will the GOP run for President 2024? It is hard for me to take that much of America votes for evil, it all starts with the killing of God’s babies!!!!! New Mexico has a strong candidate for Governor to end abortion, Ethel Maharg. Get a load of this email for Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. The destruction of America is speeding up. I don’t even understand many of the new terms many use to describe people and other things. This is not the America I knew.

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I think the Governor and her team has bitten off more than they can chew! As I have stated my position over the past several years LEGALIZING POT IS AWFUL!!! This is such a great evil. There will be Pot heads killing people driving stoned. This is all Law Enforcement needs…….more crime and deaths. This is horribly unethical. Selling a mind altering drug  Bible Verses about Ethics! Pot is bad for the body and it is mind alerting, we have enough of that in this state. New Mexico already kills God’s babies through abortion. The state is becoming more and more ungodly! The state is digging itself into hell. How ungodly will New Mexico become in the coming months and years???? Smoked marijuana, in any form, can harm lung tissues and cause scarring and damage to small blood vessels. Smoke from marijuana contains many of the same toxins, irritants, and carcinogens as tobacco smoke. Smoking marijuana can also lead to a greater risk of bronchitis, cough, and phlegm production. Don’t forget the state now allows home delivery of booze!!! Booze and pot! Stannic mix!

“They said there will be more impaired drivers on the road but unlike alcohol, where they can take a breathalyzer test to figure out if someone is driving drunk, there is no set parameters for cannabis. The department wants to hire experts on the matter.”

Read about it here:

New Mexico State public safety department prepares for recreational marijuana sales to begin

How Pot Affects Your Mind and Body

‘Puffing and driving’: CDC reports nearly 50% spike in motorists hitting the road high

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