|New Mexico State Senate District 27|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
January 15, 2013
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ingle has been appointed to these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ingle served on these committees:
- Committees' Committee, New Mexico State Senate
- Indian and Cultural Affairs Committee, New Mexico Senate
- Rules Committee, New Mexico Senate
Lawsuit against Gov. Martinez
Raul Burciaga, the director of the Legislative Council Service, told committee members of the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) May 19, 2011 that in his opinion two line-item vetoes made by Gov. Martinez violate the state’s constitution.
“Some of the governor’s vetoes seem to impinge on the legislature’s appropriation powers and plow new ground in a governor’s exercise of the veto authority,” said Burciaga.
That day, Gov. Martinez firmly said she disagreed.
“I could protest any governor doing this … it’s not partisan,” Sen. Stuart Ingle. “She’s a good governor … but it’s a little bit of stretch to do this.”
Burciaga testified that the veto Martinez made in unemployment bill H.B. 59 is part of a revenue bill and “did not authorize the expenditure of state money because that authorization was already in statute and not amended in this bill.” Burciaga said the veto is “unconstitutional and, hence, unenforceable.”
The second veto came when Gov. Martinez reduced an appropriation the legislature made to budget bill H.B. 2 from $150,000 to $50,000. Burciaga said that while state courts have not addressed the issue specifically, reducing “an item of appropriation is a legislative function that the governor has no power to do.”
“I think we need to challenge this in the courts,” Rep. Luciano “Lucky” Varela (D-Santa Fe) said.
“The main difficulty I have is changing the figure [from $150,000 down to $50,000 in HB2],” Ingle said, expressing concern that if the current partisan makeup of the Roundhouse were reversed, a future Democratic governor could assume greater power at the expense of the legislative branch. ”We just can’t go there.”
Ingle raised $82,410 for his campaign.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Stuart Ingle's 2008 campaign.
|New Mexico Medical Society||$4,000|
|Lovelace Health Systems||$2,500|
|New Mexico Realtors Association||$2,500|
Ingle is divorced and has two children.
- Biography of Stuart Ingle provided by the Republican party
- Biography from the New Mexico Legislature website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996, 1992
- Voting record from New Mexico Votes.org
- "Lawmakers file suit over Susana vetoes," Capitol Report New Mexico, May 26, 2011
- "Legislative director says two vetoes from Susana are unconstitutional," Capitol Report New Mexico, May 19, 2011
- 2008 election results, New Mexico Senate
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on Stuart's 2008 campaign contributions
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