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 By Daniel J. Chacon    News

NM to receive $1.75 billion in relief aid

The U.S. Treasury announced Monday the state of New Mexico will receive $1.75 billion in federal pandemic relief aid, part of an effort by President Joe Biden and Congress to help governments respond to the economic fallout from... — Updated 5/11/2021

 
 By Daniel J. Chacon    News

NM GOP to hold annual convention in Texas

The Republican Party of New Mexico is holding its annual state convention next month, but it won’t be in-state. The three-day event, dubbed Operation Freedom, will be held in Amarillo, which has much looser COVID-19 restrictions... — Updated 4/20/2021

 

Governor calls pot law 'game changer' for state

Calling cannabis a "game changer" for New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law Monday that legalizes recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older. "Congratulations to every single one of us in New Mexico... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Daniel J. Chacon    News

Paid sick leave bill passes committee

Private employers in New Mexico may no longer get to decide whether paid sick leave is a benefit they want to offer their workers. A bill that would ensure employees in the state have access to paid time off when they’re sick... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
 By Daniel J. Chacon    News

Governor's spending, in-person meetings face scrutiny

At the same time Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was urging New Mexicans to not mix households, she was holding in-person meetings with Cabinet secretaries and small groups of... — Updated 2/19/2021 Full story

 

NM senator pushing to free chickens

Why did the chicken cross Old Santa Fe Trail? To lobby at the Roundhouse in support of legislation that would create a better living environment for egg-laying hens. A bill that... — Updated 2/15/2021

 
 By Daniel J. Chacon    News

Roswell Republican leaves party

By The Santa Fe New Mexican SANTA FE — A Roswell Republican who voted in favor of repealing an antiquated anti-abortion law has left the GOP. State Rep. Phelps Anderson, who broke ranks with his party in the vote last week on a 1... — Updated 2/6/2021

 

Lawmaker, staff test positive for COVID-19

SANTA FE — A Republican lawmaker in the New Mexico House of Representatives and four staff members at the Roundhouse have tested positive for the coronavirus. The cases at the Capitol come just two weeks into a 60-day... — Updated 1/30/2021

 

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