Latest Michelle Lujan Grisham News

Lujan Grisham positive for COVID-19, not celebrating holiday

Nov. 24, 2022 12:04 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the second time she has gotten the virus. In a statement, the governor said she was experiencing mild symptoms and was isolating. The governor said she was fully vaccinated and...

New Mexico's top finance official to retire

Nov. 22, 2022 20:24 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Deborah Romero, the head of New Mexico’s Department of Finance and Administration, will retire in December, marking the end of a career in state government that has spanned nearly 50 years. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office announced Romero's upcoming...

New Mexico residents raise environmental justice concerns

Nov. 22, 2022 18:25 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On the southern edge of New Mexico’s largest city is a Hispanic neighborhood that used to be made up of a patchwork of family farms and quiet streets, but industrial development has closed in over the decades, bringing with it pollution. Neighbors point...

Gov. Lujan Grisham to hold inauguration on New Year's Day

Nov. 22, 2022 15:37 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will kick off her second term with the new year. A website launched by her administration devoted to inaugural festivities announced a governor's inaugural ball slated for Jan. 1. The site includes a...

Record 12 women to serve as governors, with notable firsts

Nov. 15, 2022 13:01 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A record 12 women will take their seats as their state's highest-ranking elected officials when the nation's governors are sworn in this winter. The number tops the high mark set in 2004 of nine, with The Associated Press' calling the Arizona governor's...

Study: Half of New Mexico job training grants fall short

Nov. 14, 2022 15:41 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Taxpayer-funded incentives aimed at expanding private employment and investments in New Mexico sometimes create fewer high-quality jobs than projected, and money is not consistently clawed back for unfulfilled promises, state program analysts announced Monday. ...

Indiana governor pitching state at UN climate conference

Nov. 11, 2022 16:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said Friday he has been focused on business while spending this week at the U.N. climate conference in Egypt. The Republican governor said that he has talked with corporate and foreign government leaders about the renewable energy...

New Mexico Indian Affairs' cabinet secretary leaving the job

Nov. 10, 2022 17:29 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department’s cabinet secretary will be leaving her job at the end of this month. Lynn Trujillo was appointed to the position by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in January 2019. “Lynn has been an essential part of...

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...

Democrats carry close governor races on abortion, democracy

Nov. 09, 2022 17:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats held onto a string of competitive governors’ seats in the midterm elections after making the case to voters that Republican challengers posed a threat to abortion rights and democracy in their states. The wins by Democrats in more than half a dozen...