National Guard called in to help with some tasks, but big staffing shortage and poor planning mean that might not be enough, he says.
A controversial hydrogen development bill at the forefront of the governor’s legislative agenda stalled in its first committee hearing Thursday.
A bill that would increase the property tax cap for housing that’s not a primary residence, such as vacation rentals and second homes, passed its first New Mexico House committee Thursday.
New Mexico Department of Health officials changed course again on the delivery of their weekly COVID-19 update on Wednesday in response to media and public criticism of the format on January 19th.
A new bill to expand voting access in New Mexico seeks to clarify the ballot drop box requirement after several counties pushed back on the state’s interpretation of the rule last year. But the proposal would also reduce the requirement for nearly all counties.
Your New Mexico Government
Today we’ll take our first dive into education in this legislative session - and it’s a doozy. But we don’t shy away from controversy on #YNMG; we dig into it. School boards around the country have been among the new cultural battlegrounds where parents with differing political views fight for their respective moral values. Sometimes it gets ugly. Along with new ideas of trying to respect more perspectives in school curriculum has come the backlash over the perception of critical race theory sneaking in and harming our kids.
New Mexico didn't have enough nurses even before the pandemic and nursing advocates renewed their push Thursday for lawmakers to boost funding to increase capacity at nursing schools around the state to remedy a situation made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.
Democratic lawmakers have a lengthy wish list in New Mexico as they seek to expand access to voting, including a statewide holiday on Election Day to encourage voting, automated restoration of voting rights for ex-convicts, and more time to distribute and count absentee ballots.
Mountain West News Bureau
“What we’re starting to see is that affordable housing can no longer be ignored,” says Megan Lawson of Headwaters Economics.
Community members and Democratic leaders commemorated the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, while warning that the movement behind it is stronger than ever.
News From NPR
- More than 2,000 flights have been canceled as the Northeast braces for a winter storm
- Lifetime and A&E's Janet Jackson docuseries promises more than it delivers
- Rafael Nadal needs one more win to break the record he shares with Djokovic
- A bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed on the day of Biden's planned infrastructure visit
- Silvana Estrada wants you to find the song in your soul
- Meet Willow, the Bidens' new, very presidential-looking cat