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Position: The Associated Press

New Mexico Senate seeks new protections for election workers

SANTA FE – A bill that seeks greater protections for election officials and volunteers amid growing concerns for their safety in New Mexico won unanimous state Senate approval Monday. New Me...

New Mexico voting bill stalls in Democratic-led Legislature

SANTA FE – A state Senate panel delayed action Friday for a second time on a Democrat-backed bill to expand voting access in New Mexico with provisions to further automate voter registration...

Republicans crowd into primary race for governor, Congress

SANTA FE – Candidates are crowding into the Republican primary election to challenge Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham as well as first-term Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury o...

‘Rust’ death sparks New Mexico gun safety bill for actors

SANTA FE – A Republican New Mexico legislator wants movie actors and other film-set professionals to undergo state-sponsored gun-safety training after a cinematographer was fatally shot last...

New Mexico Democrats seek sweeping voting access changes

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A statewide holiday on Election Day to encourage voting. Automated restoration of voting rights for ex-convicts. More time to distribute and count absentee ballots.

Legislators shun bill to halt tax on Social Security income

SANTA FE – A bill to do away with New Mexico’s tax on Social Security income for middle- and upper-income residents faltered Tuesday at an initial public hearing, highlighting reluctance amo...

Governor polls local mayors about infrastructure priorities

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s Democratic governor is polling local politicians about their infrastructure priorities as the state decides how to dispense federal pandemic relief money and spend fr...

New Mexico weighs voting reforms, holiday on Election Day

SANTA FE – New Mexico would designate Election Day as a state holiday to encourage voting and make it easier to request and cast ballots by mail under a suggested legislative proposal outlin...

New Mexico lawmakers, governor seek $1B spending increase

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s governor and leading state legislators on Thursday proposed a $1 billion increase in general fund spending for the coming fiscal year – an about 14% boost aimed at sh...

Rudolfo Anaya weaved bilingual holiday tale for children

SANTA FE – An author known as the father of Chicano literature left behind a bilingual children’s book after his 2020 death, telling a story about Christmas in the American Southwest. The ta...

New Mexico governor approves 3-district congressional map

SANTA FE – New Mexico Democratic governor signed legislation Friday to redraw the state's three congressional districts and divide a conservative stronghold into multiple districts over the ...

Tribes prevail as redistricting plans advance in New Mexico

SANTA FE – The Democrat-led New Mexico state Senate endorsed a new map for its own political boundaries Thursday that embraces recommendations from Native American communities for shoring up...