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Greater disclosure requirements for lobbyists in New Mexico will be a topic of discussion during the largely virtual 2021 legislative session. Lawmakers will consider requiring lobbyists or their employers to list the bills they lobbied, the position they took on […]

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New Mexico lobbyists and lobbyist employers may begin registering and paying their registration fees in the new Campaign Finance Information System available at: https://login.cfis.sos.state.nm.us/#/index. Both lobbyists and lobbyist employers will be required to register and create an employer/employee relationship to […]

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced November 19 she will call a special legislative session prior to Thanksgiving to provide COVID-19 relief. The state has about $300 million in federal aid. Gov. Grisham and lawmakers want to use the […]

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On November 3, voters in New Mexico approved a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to adjust the term of a state, county, or district officer. House Joint Resolution 8, or Amendment 2, allows the legislature to adjust the term […]

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In a 3-2 decision on June 16, the New Mexico Supreme Court denied a request allowing lobbyists and public into the Capitol, known as the Roundhouse, during the special legislative session beginning June 18. Chief Justice Judith Nakamura described the […]

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham targeted June 18 for the start of a special legislative session. The session will be held to adjust the state budget amid a major hit to expected revenue related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, […]

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham indicated she is likely to call legislators to a special session in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If called, the session would focus on revising a recently signed state budget, addressing public health needs, […]

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The Second Session of the 54th New Mexico Legislature adjourned sine die on February 20 at noon after 30 days in session. During the session, legislators endorsed a $7.6 billion general fund budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. […]

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Rep. Joseph Sanchez is resigning from his House District 40 seat to run for election to the 3rd Congressional District. Sanchez previously defeated Tweeti Blancett in the general election for the seat on November 6, 2018. The race for the […]

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A federal judge in New Mexico ruled on January 30 that a Santa Fe ordinance requiring disclosure of campaign spending more than $250 on a ballot proposition is constitutional. Santa Fe Campaign Code 9-2.6, passed in 2015, states that a […]

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In an effort to increase transparency, Sen. Jeff Steinborn is sponsoring a bill that would require post-session lobbying reports. Under Senate Bill 53, lobbyists or their employers would have to file an expenditure report within 14 days after each legislative […]

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New Mexico’s new Ethics Commission opened its doors January 2 to complaints regarding campaign finance, government contracting, gifts from lobbyists, and more. Voters approved the creation of the Ethics Commission in a November 2018 referendum. The new Ethics Commission has […]

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January 14, 2020  •  

New Mexico District 42 Rep. Sworn In

Taos Mayor Dan Barrone takes his oath of office for his new position as District 42 State Representative - Morgan Timms/Taos News

Mayor Dan Barrone took his official oath of office on January 4 for the District 42 seat in the New Mexico Legislature. After applying first for the District 6 Senate position, Barrone decided to put his name in the hat […]

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The New Mexico state ethics commission opened on January 2. The commission was created by a constitutional amendment passed in November 2018. The seven member-structure was specified in a bill signed last March by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Former Judge […]

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