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 By Dan Boyd    News    January 10, 2021

Senator files legislation for applicant secrecy

SANTA FE — An Albuquerque state senator has — once again — filed legislation that would allow the names of applicants for top public school, law enforcement and other taxpayer-funded positions to be kept secret. While at least three finalists...

 By Dan Boyd    News    January 10, 2021

Legislative session going remote

SANTA FE — Plexiglass. Online voting on bills. And a face mask requirement for those present in the state Capitol. New Mexico’s 60-day legislative session will begin this month as scheduled — but in virtual reality. Due to the ongoing COVID-19...

 By Dan Boyd    News    December 27, 2020

Lawmakers looking to change emergency response laws

SANTA FE — As the coronavirus pandemic has shown, New Mexico’s governor currently has broad authority to implement and enforce public health orders in the case of declared emergencies. But several lawmakers — both Democrats and Republicans ...


Trump campaign looking into NM fraud allegations

New Mexico was thrust into a national fray Thursday as President Donald Trump’s campaign tried to cast doubt on the accuracy of unofficial election results. Without citing specific evidence, Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for the president, said the...

 By Dan Boyd    News    November 8, 2020

Rural-urban divide remains in Legislature

SANTA FE — The dust that settled on Tuesday’s legislative elections told a tale of two New Mexicos. A blue wave that hit the state’s urban areas in 2018 did not recede on election night, as unofficial results showed Republicans losing three Sen...

 By Dan Boyd    News    October 18, 2020

Supreme Court asked to rule on lawsuits

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office has asked New Mexico’s Supreme Court to rule on whether state government can be held liable for economic losses incurred by businesses and individuals during the coronavirus pandemic. In recent...

 By Dan Boyd    News    October 7, 2020

Governor self-quarantining after possible exposure

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Monday that she is self-quarantining after possible exposure last week to a custodial worker at the Governor’s Mansion who later tested positive for COVID-19. The governor tested negative for the...

 By Dan Boyd    News    September 27, 2020

Governor dismisses top law enforcement officer in Cabinet

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday abruptly dismissed the top law enforcement official in her Cabinet, signaling a possible shift away from traditional policing tactics amid a national debate over police use-of-force issues. The...

 By Dan Boyd    News    August 12, 2020

Compensation for pandemic losses sought

SANTA FE — A Roswell musician. A Clovis liquor store. A floral shop with locations in the Four Corners. Those are among the individuals and businesses that have recently filed lawsuits against Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration in an...

 By Dan Boyd    News    December 25, 2019

Governor's office denies campaign staffer's claims

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's office on Thursday denied allegations from a former campaign spokesman that the first-term Democratic governor had sexually mistreated him last year in front of other campaign staffers and supporters. The...

 By Dan Boyd    News    March 3, 2019

Gun bills advance in NM Legislature

SANTA FE — A bill that would expand New Mexico background check requirements to cover nearly all gun sales inched toward Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's desk on Saturday, despite opposition from the National Rifle Association and most county...


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