Latest New Mexico State Legislature News

House propels New Mexico past New Mexico State 101-94

Dec. 01, 2021 01:45 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jaelen House scored 29 points to spark New Mexico to a 101-94 victory over New Mexico State on Tuesday night. Jamal Mashburn Jr. added 19 points for the Lobos (5-3). Jay Allen-Tovar pitched in with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Javonte Johnson...

New Mexico unwavering on film incentives after set fatality

Nov. 23, 2021 20:38 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators expressed nearly unfettered support for state tax incentives to the film industry at a pubic hearing on Tuesday, in the wake of the shooting death last month of a cinematographer from gunfire on the set of a western movie production. ...

New Mexico foresees robust growth in state government income

Nov. 22, 2021 14:24 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasts for state government income have increased slightly as New Mexico legislators prepare to meet in January to craft a general fund budget. The state's top taxation official and the lead economist for the Legislature told a panel of...

New Mexico lawmakers pressed to make water a priority

Nov. 17, 2021 19:57 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With a legal battle over management of the Rio Grande before the U.S. Supreme Court and more hot and dry weather in the forecast, New Mexico’s top water official said Wednesday that lawmakers have to provide enough funding to protect one of New Mexico’s most...

New Mexico governor thanks oil and gas, cheers hydrogen plan

Nov. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor is seeking legislation to help jump-start hydrogen production from natural gas in her state, a process that generates harmful greenhouse gases but could one day be harnessed to provide environmental benefits. Gov....

New Mexico spaceport boss seeks funds to keep momentum going

Nov. 15, 2021 21:47 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Operations are ramping up at Spaceport America in New Mexico, and the executive director told lawmakers Monday that he needs an additional $2 million in annual funding to keep the momentum going. Scott McLaughlin testified before a legislative...

Advisory panel endorses redistricting maps for New Mexico

Oct. 15, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An advisory board on redistricting endorsed several plans for realigning the boundaries of political districts across New Mexico on Friday, backing proposed congressional districts that would consolidate Native American representation and strengthen a Hispanic...

Contributions pour into partisan funds for legislators

Oct. 13, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Political donations are pouring into special campaign-related funds for New Mexico state legislators in a nonelection year. The Brian Egolf Speakers Fund that bears the name of the Democratic House speaker on Tuesday reported contributions of just...

Free lunches earn business access to New Mexico lawmakers

Oct. 07, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Companies clamoring for contracts on internet services and student testing are buying legislators free lunches at meetings about education policy. It’s a legal and a frequent practice that some people find unappetizing. On Tuesday, Democratic and...

Elementary school student reading, math proficiency declines

Sep. 22, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The proficiency of New Mexico's elementary students in math and reading has dropped significantly amid the pandemic, with only 31% achieving it, according to a review of preliminary academic data made public Wednesday. The drop in math and reading...