Latest Michelle Lujan Grisham News

In US, states struggle to replace fossil fuel tax revenue

May. 16, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Government budgets are booming in New Mexico: Teacher salaries are up, residents can go to an in-state college tuition-free, moms will get medical care for a year after childbirth, and criminal justice initiatives are being funded to reduce urban violence. The...

Low winds may help crews control huge New Mexico wildfire

May. 15, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Crews fighting the second-largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history are trying to take advantage of several days of mild winds to gain control over a fire that had charred more than 450 square miles (1,165 square kilometers) by Sunday. Fire officials said the...

New Mexico governor seeks more US aid for wildfire response

May. 14, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor is asking for additional federal assistance to respond to wildfires burning across the state's north, including one that is the second-largest in the state’s history and that officials estimate has destroyed hundreds of homes. Gov....

New Mexico fire costs top $65M; blaze moves closer to Taos

May. 10, 2022 23:38 PM EDT

Many homes near America’s largest wildfire survived the latest barrage of howling winds and erratic flames but New Mexico’s governor said Tuesday the risk of more destruction is high and that the long-term costs of recovering from the massive blaze will soar. Two more days of...

New Mexico voting starts to pick GOP challenger for governor

May. 10, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Early voting started Tuesday across New Mexico ahead of the June 7 primary Election Day to determine the Republican nominee for governor and Democratic nominees for attorney general and other statewide offices. Election officials began mailing absentee ballots...

New Mexico releases draft plan to address education lawsuit

May. 09, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials have released a draft plan to address an ongoing education lawsuit brought by underserved K-12 students, and education advocates and tribal leaders are expected to comb through the document in the coming days. The New Mexico Public...

New Mexico regulators adopt clean car rule

May. 06, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have adopted more stringent motor vehicle emissions standards as part of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s push against climate change. The rule was adopted Thursday by the state Environmental Improvement Board following a joint public...

Fire crews close in around massive New Mexico wildfire

May. 05, 2022 22:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters in New Mexico took advantage of diminished winds Thursday to build more fire lines and clear combustible brush near homes close to the fringes of the largest wildfire burning in the U.S. They did so ahead of what is expected to be several consecutive days of...

New Mexico seeks opportunity in Texas border disruptions

May. 05, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is highlighting its support for proposals that would route an international rail line through its Santa Teresa border crossing, capitalizing on Mexico's unease with disruptions along the Texas portion of the U.S. border with Mexico. Mexico had...

Live updates | LA abortion rights protest turns violent

May. 04, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

A Los Angeles protest over the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would throw out Roe v. Wade briefly turned into a skirmish with police, who say one officer was injured. A citywide police tactical alert was declared after a Tuesday night confrontation near downtown's...