Latest New Mexico state government News

University hosts discussion of state education lawsuit

Nov. 19, 2019 12:09 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A court ruling about insufficient opportunities at public schools in the state is the subject of an upcoming public discussion at New Mexico State University. Experts in public education are inviting residents to join a discussion Thursday in Las Cruces about the lawsuit and responses...

Native American shield returned to New Mexico from France

Nov. 18, 2019 8:03 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A ceremonial Native American shield has been welcomed back to New Mexico by tribal leaders, in the culmination of a yearslong international campaign to reclaim the sacred object that held a place in a cycle of ceremonies until it vanished from a mesa-top indigenous village in the...

Governor’s resumes publication of her meetings, travel

Nov. 18, 2019 6:54 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham resumed publication Monday of a running list of her appointments and work travel after a seven-week lapse, with her agendas showing recent meetings with variety of energy companies amid an overhaul of methane regulations and new mandates for cleaner sources...

Auditor: New Mexico secret settlements were ‘abuse of power’

Nov. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Around $2.7 million in secret settlements with appointees under former New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez were an “abuse of power” and were awarded without proper protocols, State Auditor Brian Colon said Monday. Announcing the findings from a recent audit of the sealed...

Liberal New Mexico lawmaker facing challenge from ex-aide

Nov. 18, 2019 2:32 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, one of the most liberal lawmakers in New Mexico, is facing a Democratic primary challenge from a former campaign worker. Edwina Cisneros announced she would seek to unseat Roybal Caballero from her southwest Albuquerque seat, and Cisneros is...

State police identify officer who shot man near Alamogordo

Nov. 15, 2019 5:10 PM EST

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Police have identified the officer who fatally shot a 22-year-old man during a traffic stop west of Alamogordo earlier this month. The state police identified the officer as Jantzen Duran. He has two years of experience with the state police and is stationed in...

Trial date postponed in drunken driving case against senator

Nov. 15, 2019 2:33 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A November trail date is being postponed for a New Mexico state senator charged with drunken driving in connection with a car crash. Court records on Friday showed that the trail date for Sen. Richard Martinez of Ojo Caliente is rescheduled for late December. Martinez has pleaded not...

New Mexico lawmakers discuss building future soccer stadium

Nov. 15, 2019 1:16 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State lawmakers have met with New Mexico United officials to talk about the possibility of building a new soccer stadium in Albuquerque. President and CEO of New Mexico United LLC Peter Trevisani and Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Rael in Albuquerque discussed a potential arena with...

‘Sleeping giant’: New Mexico poised to be outdoor go-to spot

Nov. 14, 2019 9:19 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Quiet streams flush with native trout. World-class quail hunting among the cactus and mesquite. Ribbons of flowy singletrack hidden among the purple silhouettes of New Mexico’s mountain ranges and high desert ridges and canyons. It’s not hard for state recreation...

US forest chief, New Mexico governor sign stewardship pact

Nov. 14, 2019 4:21 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Forest Service and New Mexico’s governor signed an agreement on Thursday aimed at strengthening relations as they work to represent diverse interests concerning natural resources on public forest lands. New Mexico became the ninth state to sign a so-called...