Latest New Mexico State Legislature News

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Jun. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — PHOENIX — Police fired tear gas from the windows of the Arizona Capitol building to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating outside, as lawmakers briefly huddled in a basement. The lawmakers were working to complete their 2022 session as thousands of...

Michelle Garcia Holmes wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in New Mexico's 1st Congressional District.

Jun. 08, 2022 00:40 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Garcia Holmes wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in New Mexico's 1st Congressional District.

Gabriel Vasquez wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District.

Jun. 07, 2022 22:05 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gabriel Vasquez wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District.

New Mexico legislator to pay $250 fine in ethics settlement

Apr. 29, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state representative has agreed to pay a $250 fine under a settlement with the State Ethics Commission stemming from her drunken driving arrest in February. The commission said Albuquerque Democrat Georgene Louis violated the state Governmental...

Democrats weigh additional tax cuts amid financial windfall

Apr. 28, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature's lead budget negotiator wants New Mexico lawmakers to consider greatly reducing tax rates on person income — or eliminating the tax. Democratic state Rep. Patricia Lundstrom of Gallup made the proposal in a newsletter this week distributed...

Report: Albuquerque should shrink public schools, cut jobs

Apr. 27, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's K-12 schools should cut staff and think about downsizing its footprint because of dwindling enrollment and spend more for the education of low-income students who fell further behind their peers during this school year, according to a report from the New Mexico...

New Mexico GOP tells schools to reject social studies change

Apr. 13, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker is telling New Mexico school districts to defy state education rules and ignore newly overhauled K-12 social studies standards enacted by the state’s education department, calling them racially divisive. The standards were the first...

New Mexico legislature approves payments to offset inflation

Apr. 08, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Friday to provide payments of $500 to individual adults or $1,000 to households to offset increased prices for fuel and other consumer goods. Payments of $250 per individual are scheduled for June and...

New Mexico legislature approves payments to offset inflation

Apr. 06, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will provide new payments totaling $500 for individual adults or $1,000 per household to offset steep prices for fuel and raging inflation, under a bill approved by the state Legislature. A decisive 35-1 Senate vote sent the Democratic-sponsored...

Group rebuffs House inquiry into New Mexico election audit

Mar. 30, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A congressional oversight committee indicated Wednesday that the lead contractor in a partisan audit of 2020 election results in New Mexico has rebuffed requests for documents and information about door-to-door canvasing that has raised concerns of possible voter...