FEC Issues Guidance On Upcoming Special Elections in New Mexico, Ohio
Elections
FEC Issues Guidance On Upcoming Special Elections in New Mexico, Ohio
2021-03-31 19:26:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Federal Election Commission on Wednesday announced the filing schedules for upcoming special elections to fill the seats of former Reps. Debra Haaland and Marcia Fudge, both of whom have taken positions in the Biden administration. Prior to... Read More

NM Lawmakers Move Bill to Outlaw Traps, Poisons on Public Land
In The States
NM Lawmakers Move Bill to Outlaw Traps, Poisons on Public Land
2021-03-22 19:57:06
by TWN Staff

SANTA FE, N.M.— The New Mexico House of Representatives has approved the Wildlife Conservation and Public Safety Act which would prohibit traps, snares and poisons on public lands. The vote was 35-34. The measure, Senate Bill 32, passed the New Mexico... Read More

Interior Nominee Haaland Vows 'Balance' on Energy, Climate
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Interior Nominee Haaland Vows 'Balance' on Energy, Climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil and natural gas will continue to play a major role in America for years to come, even as the Biden administration seeks to conserve public lands and address climate change, President Joe Biden's nominee to head... Read More

NM-03: Teresa Leger Fernandez (D)
House Watch
NM-03: Teresa Leger Fernandez (D)
2020-11-02 04:16:55
by TWN Staff

About Leger Fernandez: After receiving her B.A. from Yale University and J.D. from Stanford, Leger Fernandez returned home to New Mexico. She has promised to honor voters with deep respect and will use her experience and vision to accomplish ambitious... Read More

NM-02: Yvette Herrell (R)
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NM-02: Yvette Herrell (R)
2020-10-30 23:54:37
by TWN Staff

About Harrell: Born and raised in New Mexico, Yvette Herrell served for four terms in the New Mexico House of Representatives, and is the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress in New Mexico's 2nd District. She has owned and operated several... Read More

NM-02: Xochitl Torres Small (D)
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NM-02: Xochitl Torres Small (D)
2020-10-30 23:51:56
by TWN Staff

About Torres Small: Xochitl Torres Small grew up in Las Cruces, N.M. Torres Small watched her mom go to school early and stay long after the last bell rang to help her students succeed and saw her father go the... Read More

NM Senate: Ben Ray Luján (D)
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NM Senate: Ben Ray Luján (D)
2020-10-28 12:58:52
by TWN Staff

About Luján:  Born and raised on a small family farm in Nambé, N.M., by a union ironworker and a public school employee, Ben Ray Luján learned the values of hard work and community service from a young age.   Luján has... Read More

NM Senate: Mark Ronchetti (R)
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NM Senate: Mark Ronchetti (R)
2020-10-28 12:56:03
by TWN Staff

About Ronchetti:  Mark Ronchetti lives in Albuquerque, where he and his wife, Krysty, are raising two daughters.  One of five children himself, Ronchetti was raised by two loving parents.  His father is a first-generation American who became an electrical engineer,... Read More

Lujan Grisham Builds Profile as Biden Looks to Make VP Pick
2020 Elections
Lujan Grisham Builds Profile as Biden Looks to Make VP Pick

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Michelle Lujan Grisham has not received the attention of many higher-profile candidates under consideration to be Joe Biden's running mate. But she has a resume that few of them can match. The New Mexico governor has executive experience... Read More

Five States Sue Education Dept. Over CARES Act School Funding
Education
Five States Sue Education Dept. Over CARES Act School Funding
2020-07-13 13:27:31
by Tom Ramstack

Five states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit this week that accuses the U.S. Education Department of shorting schools in low-income areas on their fair share of coronavirus relief funds. Instead, too much of the money is going... Read More

New Mexico Governor Declares Space Her State's Next Frontier
In The News
New Mexico Governor Declares Space Her State's Next Frontier
2020-01-13 16:57:20
by Dan McCue

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham last week declared the burgeoning space industry is one of her nine economic growth sectors for the state. “New Mexico is truly breaking barriers in the space industry,” the governor said as she opened... Read More

New Mexico Governor Swears in State First-Ever Ethics Commission
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New Mexico Governor Swears in State First-Ever Ethics Commission
2019-07-01 20:59:21
by Dan McCue

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham swore in the state's first-ever Ethics Commission, a move that was a long time coming and which citizens hope will bring a welcome end to a series of high profile corruption scandals. “I am... Read More

House Panel Criticizes Trump for Climate Change Policies That Harm Public Lands
Environment
House Panel Criticizes Trump for Climate Change Policies That Harm Public Lands
2019-05-16 21:32:15
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Democratic members of Congress said Wednesday that environmental policies of the Trump administration are threatening the nation’s outdoor recreation industry. During two House Natural Resources Committee hearings, a Trump administration official defended the Interior Department’s record, but environmentalists... Read More

New Mexico Residents Complain About Oil and Gas Drilling
New Mexico
New Mexico Residents Complain About Oil and Gas Drilling
2019-04-16 21:32:34
by Tom Ramstack

Members of a U.S. House committee advocated for stricter oil and natural gas drilling regulations during a hearing Monday in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Democrats on the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources said lax regulations are creating too... Read More

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