Latest New Mexico State Legislature News

New Mexico eyes overhaul of HS graduation requirements

Dec. 06, 2022 21:05 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High schoolers in New Mexico could one day need fewer class-unit credits to get their diploma, as state legislators began to overhaul graduation requirements Tuesday for consideration by lawmakers in early 2023. New Mexico has gone about 20 years since the...

New Mexico lawmaker avoids ethics hearing over committee job

Dec. 05, 2022 15:42 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Outgoing New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf, who appointed himself to the Public Regulation Commission nominating committee, has avoided an ethics hearing by resigning. The State Ethics Commission was scheduled to hold a public hearing last Friday after a...

Panel picks finalists for New Mexico regulatory commission

Dec. 02, 2022 16:18 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor will have nine candidates to choose from as she fills a powerful regulatory commission that oversees utility rates and will help chart the state’s course toward more renewable energy development. A nominating committee voted...

Allick, House lead New Mexico to 84-63 romp over SMU

Nov. 15, 2022 23:52 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Josiah Allick and Jaelen House scored 18 points apiece in New Mexico’s 84-63 win against SMU on Tuesday night. Allick added nine rebounds for the Lobos (3-0). House added 1five assists and three steals. Jamal Mashburn Jr. recorded 16 points and was 7-of-14 shooting....

Udeze, House lead New Mexico over South Alabama 80-74

Nov. 12, 2022 00:00 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Morris Udeze and Jaelen House scored 21 points apiece as New Mexico beat South Alabama 80-74 on Friday night. Udeze also contributed seven rebounds for the Lobos (2-0). House sank 3 for 6 from distance, and 8 for 10 from the foul line, adding seven assists....

Democrats flip House seat in New Mexico with Vasquez victory

Nov. 10, 2022 11:24 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic challenger Gabe Vasquez has won election to Congress in New Mexico’s 2nd District, defeating incumbent Rep. Yvette Herrell in a majority-Hispanic district along the U.S. border with Mexico. Vasquez highlighted his Latino heritage and an upbringing...

Democrat Gabriel Vasquez wins election to U.S. House in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. Yvette Herrell

Nov. 10, 2022 10:43 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Gabriel Vasquez wins election to U.S. House in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. Yvette Herrell.

Republican concedes race for New Mexico House seat

Nov. 09, 2022 20:19 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Incumbent Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell conceded defeat Wednesday in a close-fought race for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, clearing a path toward victory for Democratic challenger Gabe Vasquez. Herrell congratulated Vasquez as more votes were...

Congressional swing district too early to call in New Mexico

Nov. 09, 2022 02:28 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two Democratic congresswomen won reelection to seats in New Mexico on Tuesday while it was too early to call the winner in the state's only other district, defended by incumbent Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell. Herrell was vying for a second term in the 2nd...

Democrat Melanie Stansbury wins reelection to U.S. House in New Mexico's 1st Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 00:37 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Melanie Stansbury wins reelection to U.S. House in New Mexico's 1st Congressional District.