Latest New Mexico state government News

The Latest: New Mexico adopts CDC guidance on facemasks

May. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico has adopted guidance on facemasks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outside in most cases. Under revisions Friday to the state’s emergency public...

New Mexico relaxes mask rules for the fully vaccinated

May. 14, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has adopted guidance on face masks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outside in most cases, under a revised public health order issued Friday. ...

New Mexico education department mandates diversity course

May. 14, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Employees at the New Mexico Public Education Department are completing a three-hour diversity course as part of a plan to address a court order to improve services for students of different cultural, linguistic, and income backgrounds. The virtual...

New Mexico Auditor Colón to run for state attorney general

May. 13, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colón announced his candidacy Thursday for the office of state attorney general. The Democrat wants to follow in the footsteps of friend Hector Balderas, who is wrapping up his second term as New Mexico's top...

GOP convention moved to Texas to avoid coronavirus rules

May. 11, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Republican Party is moving their three-day convention and retreat this weekend to Amarillo, Texas, citing speakers' concerns over New Mexico's COVID-19 restrictions. Mass gatherings in New Mexico are limited to 150 people or less...

Firm's record spurs concerns about New Mexico utility merger

May. 11, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The track record of global energy giant Iberdrola's U.S. subsidiary Avangrid has sparked concerns among utility regulators and others as the company seeks approval for a multibillion-dollar merger with New Mexico’s largest electric provider. ...

New Mexico revives anti-litter 'Toss No Mas' campaign

May. 11, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico transportation officials say roadside litter has become a persistent an issue for the state so they’re reviving the “Toss No Mas” campaign with a new twist. State Transportation Secretary Mike Sandoval said Monday his agency has...

New Mexico awaits $1.75B in federal pandemic relief

May. 10, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's state government will receive $1.75 billion in pandemic relief from the federal government under the economic recovery plan from the Biden administration and Congress, the U.S. Treasury Department announced on Monday. New Mexico is...

State agency drops use of messaging app that raised concerns

May. 07, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department has stopped using a secure messaging app that raised concerns that material might not be preserved for investigations and for disclosure under the state's public records law. CYFD Cabinet...

New Mexico to end taxes on medical pot, revise grow limits

May. 05, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will stop charging sales taxes on limited amounts of medical marijuana and begin revising current limits on pot cultivation June 29 in the first steps toward legalization of recreational marijuana, top health and licensing regulators announced Wednesday in a...