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Billie Ahern, a waitress at Boxcar restaurant in Santa Fe, serves food to patrons dining in a heated patio on Tuesday. New Mexico restaurants and low-income workers would get financial relief under a new aid package being considered by state lawmakers. Two relief bills were approved without Wives want casual sex Ramsay Tuesday by a Senate committee, while other measures could be voted on later this week. Jacob Candelaria, D-Albuquerque, a sponsor of the legislation. Meanwhile, a separate bill also endorsed Tuesday by the Senate Tax, Business and Transportation Committee would direct a state agency to waive the fees for liquor s.
More than half the money appropriated will go to jobless New Mexicans who have exhausted their unemployment benefits.
Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley said those people have already been identified, and his department will be able to get checks to them immediately. Both senators lost their elections and were taking part in their final session.
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But the idea had strong support. Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque. But he told lawmakers, more than once because of the skepticism of some, that it Horney women Jackson be impossible to get a new program started and checks delivered by the end of the year. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, said there also needed to be a firm definition as to who qualified as an essential worker.
Amendment proponents were reluctant to give up, noting there is no assurance of additional federal support in the coming months. But the amendment fell on a Housewives wants real sex Burleson. That was the second of two amendments targeting the same pool of money. Pat Woods, R-Broadview, proposed putting the money into the unemployment fund.
Why not put more money into the fund and not have to borrow as much from the federal government? George Munoz, D-Gallup.
The loans were a tough sell for businesses reluctant to take on additional debt, said Debbi Moore of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. The grants, which do not have to be paid back, present just the opposite problem.
It will be up to the state Department of Finance and Administration to determine which businesses get the checks. Michael Padilla, D-Albuquerque.
Debbie Romero, acting director of the Department of Finance and Administration, said the money would go out in phases so that more businesses would have an opportunity to apply. Senators Cervantes and Munoz both questioned Sexy woman in Knoxville provision in the bill that gives a preference to businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Would this apply to them? It would not, Romero said, because the qualification is based on employees prior to the pandemic. Changes to make the loan program to make it accessible to more businesses and easier to apply for are expected during the regular session that starts January.
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The only amendment passed was offered by Sen. Ron Griggs, R-Alamogordo. It will allow fraternal organizations such as Elks Clubs and Moose Lodges to qualify for benefits to nonprofits.
Lawmakers were reluctant to offer other amendments because of the timing of the special session, coming two days before Thanksgiving. Republicans introduced other legislation to change Gov. Rebecca Lonley n wantin to party, R-Truth of Consequences, said she voted for the bill because she knows people need help.
Cervantes said lawmakers were at fault for not defending their constitutional right and authority regarding spending. This bill is what the governor wishes. This is not with input from this body. View the discussion thread.