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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Albuquerque

When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Albuquerque, NM. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.

Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Albuquerque's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.

If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Albuquerque. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it's easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Albuquerque, NM. We're proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We're here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.

Mediterranean countries include:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain
Mediterranean Grocery Albuquerque, NM

So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Albuquerque,
what are we talking about?

 Mediterranean Supermarkets Albuquerque, NM

Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

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Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

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Baklava

If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Albuquerque, NM, you won't want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.

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Tabbouleh

This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.

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Shawarma

We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Albuquerque, NM.

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Hummus

Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.

Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.

So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!

Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

1.

Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.

2.

Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.

4.

They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

5.

Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.

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Two lawmakers spend night on streets in Downtown Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two New Mexico lawmakers woke up on the streets of Downtown Albuquerque Sunday, January 22. They say it’s an effort to learn more about the homeless crisis in our state. “It was really an opportunity to come out here and see what folks are dealing with,” said Senator Harold Pope Jr.At a brisk 23 degrees, Representative Eleanor Chavez and Senator Harold Pope Jr. woke up inside a tent on 4t...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two New Mexico lawmakers woke up on the streets of Downtown Albuquerque Sunday, January 22. They say it’s an effort to learn more about the homeless crisis in our state. “It was really an opportunity to come out here and see what folks are dealing with,” said Senator Harold Pope Jr.

At a brisk 23 degrees, Representative Eleanor Chavez and Senator Harold Pope Jr. woke up inside a tent on 4th Street and Marble in Downtown. “I’ve never really seen the extent of what happens at night,” said Senator Pope Jr.

The two agreed to participate in a night out on the street with state leaders as part of the YouTube series ‘Pick Up New Mexico,’ a digital show that aims to engage New Mexicans in local politics and social issues facing our state. “Coming out here, hearing the stories of homeless people and hearing their life stories and how they got here just humanizing the whole issue,” said host, Isiah Yazzie.

He’s hoping to showcase the hardships the homeless population lives with. “What situations they are in? How they are going to keep warm tonight? What are they going to do why or why not? They choose to stay in a shelter or stay on the street,” said Senator Pope Jr.

The night started with dinner and conversation. “One of the women last night said be kind to us, you know, we’re people too,” said Representative Chavez.

It allowed them to get to know each individual who wanted to speak up. “That’s not always easy to do, you know, you gotta kinda build that trust,” said Senator Pope Jr.

It was an eye-opening experience. “One of the things that interested me was a youth homeless shelter and that definitely needs to be addressed here in Albuquerque,” said Rep. Chavez.

The lawmakers plan to bring what they’ve learned with them back to the Roundhouse. “You know, as a legislator I wanna find out what it is that we can do at the state level,” said Rep. Chavez.

It’s more than just helping people get off the streets; it’s helping others never get to that point. “Sometimes, you lose your job, and you lose your housing, and you’re on the street, and it just begins a whole cycle,” said Rep. Chavez. “It affects our entire state, so we need to deal with it on a state-wide level.”

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For these lawmakers, the fight against homelessness is now more personal. “We have to put a human face to this issue to each individual person,” said Sen. Pope Jr.

New Mexico at Nevada odds, picks and predictions

The New Mexico Lobos (18-2, 5-2 MWC) and Nevada Wolf Pack (15-5, 5-2) meet Monday at Lawlor Events Center in Reno. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the New Mexico vs. Nevada odds, and make our ...

The New Mexico Lobos (18-2, 5-2 MWC) and Nevada Wolf Pack (15-5, 5-2) meet Monday at Lawlor Events Center in Reno. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the New Mexico vs. Nevada odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

The Lobos have won 4 straight games and have cashed against the number in 3 of those outings. New Mexico failed to cover last time out in an 81-79 overtime win against Boise State as a 2.5-point favorite on Friday. The Over cashed in that game, snapping a 3-0 Under run.

The Wolf Pack also played Boise State last time out, falling 77-62 on the road last Tuesday. Nevada failed to cover that game, but it is still 5-1-2 ATS across the previous 8 outings. The Over is 7-1 during that 8-game span.

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New Mexico at Nevada picks and predictions

Nevada 76, New Mexico 74

The moneyline was OTB at the time of publishing.

However, Nevada should be worth playing on the moneyline if it stays at -180 or better, especially if you don’t want to play the points in what should be a very close game.

The Wolf Pack have won 7 straight meetings in this series dating back to Jan. 5, 2019, and they’ve also won 7 straight at home against UNM.

NEW MEXICO +3.5 (-110) is the lean, but go very, very lightly. The Lobos have been playing very well lately, but the underdog is just 1-6 ATS in the previous 7 meetings. However, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the past 5 battles.

OVER 147.5 (-110) is worth a look in this Mountain West clash.

The Over is 7-3 in the past 10 games overall for the Lobos while going 6-2 in their past 8 games following a straight-up win.

It’s all Over all the time for the Wolf Pack. The Over is 7-1 in the previous 8 games overall and has cashed in 4 straight on their home floor.

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Ex Novo Brewing exits Hillsboro expansion in favor of Albuquerque

Brothers Cascadia Brewing in Vancouver, WA will launch the first 4 beers in a 7-beer Collabuary series this Friday at their Hazel Dell neighborhood pub. Collabuary was originally a creative idea brought on by the mounting challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Brothers Cascadia Brewing was approaching their 3rd year in business when Covid-19 brought on service closures, business model changes and more. As 2021 approached and breweries were st...

Brothers Cascadia Brewing in Vancouver, WA will launch the first 4 beers in a 7-beer Collabuary series this Friday at their Hazel Dell neighborhood pub. Collabuary was originally a creative idea brought on by the mounting challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Brothers Cascadia Brewing was approaching their 3rd year in business when Covid-19 brought on service closures, business model changes and more. As 2021 approached and breweries were still not serving indoors, Gore explains that the team asked themselves, "How are we going to make January and February fun?" The answer was to collaborate with as many breweries as possible over two months and call it 'Collabuary' - a term coined by their sales lead, Brian Gray.

In 2021 and 2022, Brothers Cascadia saw a lot of success. But as the service industry returned to normal, Collabuary took a lot of effort and planning in a post-pandemic world where regular operations have resumed. The new and improved Collabuary event has been simplified so it's easier for brewers to participate and easier for beer-drinkers to catch up with all of the collaborations. 

This year's lineup features Seattle's Georgetown Brewing, Reuben's Brews, & Future Primitive Brewing alongside a Central Oregon lineup including Bend's Crux Fermentation Project, GoodLife Brewing & Van Henion Brewing. The cherry on top of the 2-city collaboration sundae is a collab with Northwood Brewery in Battle Ground, WA where Brothers Cascadia originally made the leap from homebrewers to professionals back in 2014 - two years before their own brewery would open in Vancouver.

"Hitting our 5th year, it was a no-brainer to get back to the roots of where this started," shared co-owner Sherman Gore on the collaboration with Northwood. Gore is one of three owners/operators at Brothers Cascadia Brewing. He's joined by Director of Brewery Ops Jason Bos and CFO Richard Tiffany. 

"The juxtaposition of working with the brewery where we started and then Georgetown," shared Gore. "Like, that in itself also tells a story of where we've been and where we are today."  

So why Seattle & Bend?

"Georgetown Brewing and Crux were breweries we'd already spoken with," shared Gore. The Brothers Cascadia began reaching out to other brewers they admired based on those two early interested breweries. The plan to keep this year more manageable was to send Bos along with Head Brewer Eric Van Tassel to these cities to meet with the breweries, develop recipes, and return home to brew the collaborations on Brothers' system in Vancouver. Another creative solution to take the time commitment off the shoulders of collaborating breweries.

The first round of collaborations are in the books and the Seattle area collabs are set to be released on Friday alongside the Northwood collab. Speaking about the Seattle trip, Bos shared, "The facilities at Georgetown were just so impressive." He continued excitedly, "And Reuben's, too. We got to spend a lot of time with their whole crew at the end of the day." 

"Both our team and Reuben's were in Yakima for hop selection, rubbing and sniffing Vista hops," said Bos. Fast forward to today and it's not a coincidence that Vista are the hops used in the Panorama Pilsner collab featuring a spectacular Seattle-to-Portland panoramic art piece on the label.

Van Tassel chimed in, "Future Primitive exceeded all expectations." 

So, in the year 2023, can breweries still learn from one another by collaboration? Turns out these collabs pushed the Brothers Cascadia team to try new things with malt.  "A lot of these beers have grainbill bases with what the collaborating brewery is accustomed to," shared Bos. "So, the grain base for most of these beers are very different than what we typically make and that's exciting."

Now that you know the backstory, here are the beers being released at Brothers Cascadia on Friday:

Gather Round IPA

6.9%ABVA West Coast style IPA brewed in collaboration with Georgetown. Assertive amounts of Simcoe, Chinook, Idaho 7, and CTZ hops were used to create the bold flavors of grapefruit, sweet resinous pine, and a dank lingering tropical melange.

Artwork by: Mack Stromme

Brewer's Handful Hazy IPA

6.7%ABVOnly a "Brewers Handful" of hops were used in the boil of this beer and then a huge dose of Sultana Salvo hop extract. With the addition of Cryo Sultana, Cryo Nelson, and Strata hops in the dry hop you will find a beer brimming with pineapple, orange, and tropical hop candy flavors.

Artwork: Jeremy Backer

Panoramic Pils

5.6%ABVA Modern Pilsner. A base of Lyon Pilsner malt from LINC Malt provides a crisp refreshing beer with ultra light color and notes of cracker and honey to perfectly showcase the use of 100% Vista hops. The Vista hops are the most recent release from the USDA public breeding program and have lent this pilsner its pleasant lemon/lime, pear, floral, and subtle white peach qualities.

Artwork: Matt Lloyd

Kollaborator Doppelbock

6.7%ABVRich with flavors of toasted bread, raisiny dark fruit, malty sweetness that doesn't linger and visually presents a beautiful deep dark copper hue. This beer is the first packaged beer with the Northwood Brewery name on it. An exciting achievement for the small neighborhood brew pub.

Artwork: Jenna Buescher-Hill

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Oregon Distribution of the Collabuary beers will be available through Day One Distribution.

Yelp names ‘Top 100 Places to Eat’ in the US

(NEXSTAR) – Put on your stretchiest eatin’ pants, because Yelp has just released its annual list of the “Top 100 Places to Eat” in the country.The rankings — determined by Yelp with input from its community of online reviewers — highlight a diverse selection of U.S. restaurants, including well-reviewed burger joints, highly-rated ramen shops, top-tier taquerias and even a couple of hole-in-the-wall Hawaiian spots. This year, eateries across dozens of states and Washington, D.C. made the list, though...

(NEXSTAR) – Put on your stretchiest eatin’ pants, because Yelp has just released its annual list of the “Top 100 Places to Eat” in the country.

The rankings — determined by Yelp with input from its community of online reviewers — highlight a diverse selection of U.S. restaurants, including well-reviewed burger joints, highly-rated ramen shops, top-tier taquerias and even a couple of hole-in-the-wall Hawaiian spots. This year, eateries across dozens of states and Washington, D.C. made the list, though some places have far more restaurant representation than others.

California, for instance, boasts a whopping 28 restaurants on Yelp’s 2023 list, including five restaurants in the top 10 alone. Florida, the runner-up, is home to 14 of this year’s honorees, while Texas takes third place with eight. Nevada and Arizona rounded out the top five, with five and four, respectively.

Curious to see which restaurants made the cut? Take a look at Yelps’ top 10 below, then check out the site’s interactive map for the entirety of their “Top 100.”’

As noted above, however, Yelp’s 2023 rankings aren’t necessarily a reflection of the best-reviewed restaurants on its entire platform. In compiling this year’s list, Yelp solicited submissions and suggestions from users, and then compared those suggestions against each business’s Yelp ratings and volume of reviews. Yelp’s analysts also tallied the amount of submissions for each restaurant, and attempted to account for “geographic representation” based on the overall share of suggestions and highly rated restaurants for a given area.

Additionally, Yelp allowed its internal community managers to further curate the rankings based on their “expertise” of each region.

“The resulting list is collaborative and passion driven — an accurate reflection of the Yelp Community itself,” Yelp claims.

So while these restaurants may not be the absolute best-reviewed across Yelp’s entire platform, you could probably do a lot worse: The average honoree on Yelp’s 2023 list boasts hundreds of favorable user reviews, and all are currently rated as 4.5- or 5-star businesses.

Besides, it’s almost time to finalize your dinner plans. And those eatin’ pants aren’t going to stretch themselves.

Roundhouse Roundup: School lunches, prescription drug costs, states of emergency

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Wednesday, lawmakers are taking on a wide range of bills in various committee meetings. Here are some of the bills of note to watch today.Among the many bills up for discussion today, several deal with New Mexico schools. ...

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Wednesday, lawmakers are taking on a wide range of bills in various committee meetings. Here are some of the bills of note to watch today.

Among the many bills up for discussion today, several deal with New Mexico schools. Senate Bill 4 aims to expand access to free school meals for New Mexico.

Sponsored by Senators Michael Padilla (D-Abq.) and Leo Jaramillo (D-Chama, Española & Los Alamos), the bill would expand the existing free meal program in many schools. The bill would offer free meals to all public and charter school students in schools currently hosting national school meal programs. Tribally controlled schools and private schools could opt in.

The bill essentially offers meals to students regardless of income. To help fund those meals, the bill would send $30 million to the state’s Public Education Department. The bill also aligns with Governor Lujan Grisham’s Food Initiative, recommended in her budget. That initiative includes funds aimed at supplying food to New Mexicans in need.

Besides school meals, legislators will also consider a bill aimed at protecting university students from sexual and domestic violence. House Bill 43 – sponsored by Representatives Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson (D-Abq.), Gail Chasey (D-Abq.), Andrea Romero (D-Santa Fe), Linda Serrato (D-Santa Fe), and Reena Szczepanski (D-Santa Fe) – would require schools to adopt affirmative consent policies.

The bill would require all public or private colleges and universities that receive state funds for student aid to have detailed policies in place to respond to allegations of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, etc. At the heart of the bill is a requirement that there be a standard for determining if consent was given by all people involved in an incident.

Introduced by Rep. Pamelya Herndon (D-Abq.), House Bill 51 aims to keep prescription drugs affordable. Legislators in the House Health & Human Services Committee will consider the bill today.

The bill would create a “prescription drug affordability board” of elected and appointed officials. That board would be tasked with coming up with strategies to lower the cost of prescription drugs for consumers, healthcare providers, businesses, and the government.

House Bill 80 was introduced by Representatives Greg Nibert (R-Ruidoso), Randall T. Pettigrew (R-Hobbs), and Stefani Lord (R-Tijeras & Edgewood). It amends the All Hazard Emergency Management Act, one of the laws Governor Lujan Grisham used to institute statewide closure orders and mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bill aims to limit the length of an emergency declaration to 90 days. To extend the declaration longer, if the bill passes, the governor would have to call the state legislature into a special session. In essence, the bill gives New Mexico’s legislators additional power to limit the use of emergency declarations.

Yesterday, legislators considered a bill that aims to give rural communities greater access to water. Because many small communities don’t have the resources to operate big domestic water systems, Senate Bill 1 aims to let rural communities band together to share water and access public funds.

Yesterday, the New Mexico Voting Rights Act Coalition, and some lawmakers announced a bill aimed at expanding voting rights. Similar to a bill backed by the Governor last year, introduced, the bill aims to remove some barriers to voting in New Mexico.

Among other things, the bill would make Election Day a school holiday and adjust the Native American Voting Act.

And yesterday, Senator Harold Pope (D-Abq.) introduced a resolution to ban New Mexico senators from drinking alcohol before or during their committee work at the Roundhouse.

“The last thing we need is to have folks having drinks,” Pope said. For more info on the resolution, check out this KRQE News 13 story.

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