Latest New Mexico state government News

New Mexico allows funds for prosecutions in 'Rust' shooting

Sep. 23, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has granted funds to pay for possible prosecutions connected to last year's fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday. The state Board of Finance greenlit more than $317,000 to...

Evaluations highlight concerns, harm at state health centers

Sep. 22, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new evaluation of state-operated hospitals for veterans, the mentally ill and the elderly describes inadequate oversight that threatens the ability to provide quality care, including harmful conditions at a care facility for military veterans in Truth or Consequences. ...

New Mexico previously bused migrants during Trump years

Sep. 20, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — When migrants overwhelmed cities and shelters in New Mexico in 2019, Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham moved several dozen of them by bus from border communities to Denver, where Christian congregations volunteered to provide shelter and aid. Fast forward...

New Mexico Supreme Court upholds habitual offender ruling

Sep. 19, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Defendants must be informed about the possibility of facing additional prison time if their plea agreement involves multiple offenses and they violate probation, the New Mexico Supreme Court said. The split ruling issued Monday came in the case of a woman who...

Judge tosses challenge over residency for GOP nominee for AG

Sep. 17, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican candidate for attorney general will remain on the ballot after a state judge tossed a court challenge over whether the candidate meets the residency requirement. The Democratic-backed lawsuit sought to prevent Jeremy Gay from appearing on the...

GOP candidate wants referendum on abortion in New Mexico

Sep. 15, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican nominee for governor in New Mexico has proposed a statewide referendum that could place new limitations on access to abortion procedures, pitching the idea in a television ad Thursday. Mark Ronchetti has advocated for a ban on abortions after 15...

North Dakota man loses appeal in a New Mexico poaching case

Sep. 15, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld an appeals court’s judgment that ordered a man to pay $74,000 restitution to the state Game and Fish Department for poaching a trophy mule deer buck in December 2015. The restitution included $20,000 for the out of...

New Mexico launches food drive for wildfire victims

Sep. 14, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Wednesday launched a campaign to replenish meat supplies for residents who lost their homes or were forced to evacuate due to a historic wildfire sparked by the federal government. Many residents in rural parts of northern New Mexico depend on...

New Mexico governor embraces US law on climate, health care

Sep. 13, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The governor of New Mexico is using a visit to Washington to celebrate Democrats' flagship U.S. climate and health care bill and to advocate for addition federal wildfire relief. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she was traveling to Tuesday's...

NM AG declines to charge deputies in woman's shooting death

Sep. 09, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general has decided not to file charges against Bernalillo County deputies involved in the shooting death of a mentally ill woman. The office of Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday he was declining to prosecute after...