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State Sen. Siah Correa Hemphill

Sen. Siah Correa Hemphill to withdraw from election

State Sen. Siah Correa Hemphill, D-Silver City, announced in a news release Thursday that she will not seek a second term in the legislature after all, creating an opening for Republicans to flip a …
District Attorney Gerald Byers takes the mic during a two-hour debate on April 16.

Challengers rebuke incumbent as DA race begins

Bulletin coverage of the first candidate debate in the Doña Ana County election for District Attorney.

Judge affirms disqualification of candidate in statehouse race

A judge affirmed a candidate's disqualification Monday after the candidate submitted altered petitions. The Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office disqualified Ronnie Sisneros on March 19. …
Lobbyist Larry Horan provides legislative updates during a Las Cruces City Council work session on April 4.

Las Cruces in Santa Fe: Lobbyist talks 2024 legislative session

A lobbyist who advocates for the city of Las Cruces discussed trends and a slew of changes coming down from Santa Fe after the 2024 legislative session. Those items include new gun control laws, …
Christopher Schaljo-Hernandez unveils the new county seal during a news conference on March 25, 2024.

County unveils new logo and seal

It’s a new year and a new look for Doña Ana County. On March 25, Doña Ana County unveiled a new logo and seal after the Board of County Commissioners approved the designs on …
Previous NM Legislative news

An empty start to 2021 legislative session

Today I can report that the state of our state is … to be determined. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham broke with tradition last week and skipped the state of the state address, which has always been given by the governor a couple hours after the start of each legislative session. And I’m not sure why.

State in better fiscal shape than many residents

It will likely take the state of New Mexico three years to recover economically from the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the state House Appropriations and Finance Committee were told last week.

A legislative session without all the hoopla

If they get the technology right, this could be one of the most productive 60-day sessions in the history of the New Mexico Legislature. It will undoubtedly be the least ceremonious.

Ghostly Capitol

Normally a beehive of activity on the Opening Day of the legislative session, the New Mexico State Capitol building was quiet behind fencing and streets blocked by State Police and National Guardsmen Tuesday, Jan. 19.

GOP efforts to constrain COVID regs blocked

Two bills by Republican lawmakers seeking to give the Legislature more authority over the public health regulations implemented by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were rejected Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Firefighter pension bill gets $30M in committee

A bill to equalize retirement pay for firefighters left the New Mexico Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee $30 million richer than when it arrived Wednesday, Feb. 3.