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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...

Native Americans wield influence in New Mexico redistricting

SANTA FE – Legislators are looking for ways to break a stalemate about redistricting plans for the New Mexico state Senate amid a standoff with Native American leaders about fair representat...

New Mexico redistricting stalls amid discord on tribal plan

SANTA FE – A state Senate redistricting plan is in limbo amid a standoff over Native American political priorities and efforts by lawmakers to avoid competitive pairing of incumbents in the ...

New Mexico Legislature sends redistricting plan to governor

SANTA FE – Democratic legislators in New Mexico on Saturday approved an overhaul of the state’s three congressional districts that would reshape a southern district in an oil-production regi...

Revamped New Mexico 3-seat congressional map advances

SANTA FE – Democratic legislators on Wednesday advanced a plan to redraw New Mexico’s three congressional districts and reshape a southern district that has traditionally been dominated by R...

Tribes weigh in as New Mexico redistricting bills advance

SANTA FE – Efforts to shore up Native American political influence in New Mexico through the redistricting process got a boost on Thursday as legislators advanced a state Senate map that inc...

Democrat-led New Mexico delves into political redistricting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to draw new political maps in New Mexico are beginning in earnest as a Democrat-led Legislature converges Monday on the state Capitol for a special legislative session.