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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez spent $58,268 last year from an unaudited fund for social obligations, mostly on food and drinks. In response to a public records request, the state Department of Finance and Administration on Thursday provided a summary of spending for 2017 from the so-called ...
CARRIZOZO, N.M. (AP) — A small, New Mexico railroad town that received a large part of the residue from the world's first atomic bomb test is joining efforts to ... They say they want acknowledgment and compensation from the U.S. government after many families were diagnosed with rare forms of cancer.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A campaign consultant for a GOP congressional candidate in a closely watched New Mexico race has been fired by his Nevada firm amid a domestic violence investigation. Benjamin Sparks was fired Thursday following a police report about a domestic dispute.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez spent $58,268 last year from an unaudited fund for social obligations, mostly on food and drinks. In response to a public records request, the state Department of Finance and Administration on Thursday provided a summary of spending for 2017 from the so-called ...
Common Cause describes itself as a nonpartisan, nonprofit group committed to honest, open and accountable government, and to encouraging citizen participation in democracy. It commissioned the poll and released results Wednesday. The poll surveyed 452 registered voters in New Mexico by phone ...
Common Cause describes itself as a nonpartisan, nonprofit group committed to honest, open and accountable government and to encouraging citizen participation in democracy. It commissioned the poll and released results Wednesday. The poll surveyed 452 registered voters in New Mexico by phone ...

(TNS) — SANTA FE, N.M. — Those in charge of a $10.5 million, federally funded project to bring broadband services to parts of northern New Mexico can't account for how almost $1 ... “When we finished the job, we turned it into the federal government with a list of what we had done, and they approved it.”.
LAS CRUCES – Mayor Ken Miyagishima in his State of the City address Wednesday focused on “quality of place” issues, government transparency and accountability. “There is much to be proud of as we move through the city,” Miyagishima said. The mayor of New Mexico's second-largest city highlighted ...
A small, New Mexico railroad town that received a large part of the residue from the world's first atomic test wants to share its story. The Alamogordo Daily News reports advocates seeking recognition for the harms caused by the 1945 Trinity Test are trying to gather stories from residents of Carrizozo, New ...
Susana Martinez vetoed language in the state budget this year that would have required government agencies to report that information and a slew of other ... Some said New Mexico's biggest city was receiving an outsize share of additional funding for prosecutors, even as district attorneys in other parts of ...
Susana Martinez's administration to consolidate human resources operations from across New Mexico government into a single agency. The New Mexican reported late last year the project has fallen behind schedule and run into unexpected costs. And now it threatens to squeeze an often overlooked ...
But the vetoes point to a tussle over how to measure state government's effectiveness and efforts to avoid criticism of it. ... Some said New Mexico's biggest city was receiving an outsize share of additional funding for prosecutors, even as district attorneys in other parts of the state struggle with funding and ...
US federal agents came knocking on the doors of the Pojoaque Pueblo tribe over the weekend, seizing a total of $10.1 million in gambling revenue. According to The Santa Fe New Mexican, the seizure was part of a government-initiated civil forfeiture process that stemmed from the years-long earnings ...
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the tribe set aside the funds after its previous gambling agreement with the state expired in 2015. It was allowed to keep its casinos opened until a new compact was signed last year. Pojoaque Pueblo leaders and the state remained at odds over the share of ...
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is throwing his support behind a water attorney who is running for ... Torres Small over U.S. Coast Guard veteran Madeline "Mad" Hildebrandt in the Democratic primary for New Mexico's open 2nd Congressional District seat.
The federal government has seized a bank account with more than $10 million in gambling revenue from New Mexico's Pojoaque Pueblo. ... The tribe ended up signing on to a new compact with the state last year, but Pojoaque Pueblo's leaders and the New Mexico government have remained at odds over ...
That's because Tyson is covered by Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor. New Mexico leads all other states in Medicaid enrollment, with 43% of its residents on the program. Nearly a third of the 900,000 New Mexico beneficiaries joined as part of the Affordable Care Act's option ...

Jaguar sightings have been reported in New Mexico and Arizona for over a century, even as far north as the Grand Canyon. Their presence is a ... The Government Accountability Office has failed to provide any conclusions about the benefits of this mission to “protect” the border at all costs. But those of us ...
The Trump administration announced criminal charges and sanctions Friday against Iranians accused in a government-sponsored hacking scheme to pilfer sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and American government agencies. The nine defendants, accused of working ...
After Congress passed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted Friday morning he was considering vetoing the bill, which would have caused another shutdown. The government was closed for a three-day period in January, affecting some of New Mexico's national ...
The lawsuit filed over the New Mexico project contends that converting vehicle barriers into bollard walls along the border will obstruct the migration of wildlife ... Dunn contends the federal government never received authorization to access state trust land that borders the international boundary and has not ...
The federal government has seized a bank account with $10.1 million in gambling revenue from Pojoaque Pueblo. ... The tribe ended up signing on to a new compact with the state last year, but Pojoaque Pueblo's leaders and the New Mexico government have remained at odds over who should keep the ...
All three members of New Mexico delegation in the U.S. House of Representative voted against legislation Thursday that was needed to avoid a shutdown of the federal government. The bill, which includes $1.3 trillion in spending, will fund the government until the end of September. It passed 256-167, and ...
Top law enforcement officers, administrators from a New Mexico school district where two students were shot and killed in December and some of the state's most influential lawmakers grappled Thursday with the challenges of making public schools safer. Officials gathered at the State Capitol for a hearing ...
Some of New Mexico's most influential lawmakers on Thursday proposed creating a task force to explore the challenges of school violence and classroom security after hearing from top law enforcement officers and administrators from a district where two students were shot and killed in December. Officials ...
A mile-long (1.6 kilometer-long) section of border near Santa Teresa also is the focus of an easement dispute between New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn and federal officials. Dunn contends the federal government never received authorization to access state trust land that borders the ...
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) - Slovakia's president has agreed to appoint a new government amid a political crisis triggered by the killing of a journalist and his fiancee. Prime Minister Robert Fico's three-party coalition resigned last week following street protests in the wake of the slayings of Jan Kuciak and ...
New Mexico was again found to be the state most dependent on the federal government, according to a recent study from WalletHub. The study was broken down into how much residents of each state is dependent on the federal government, along with each state government's dependence on Washington ...
Major-party candidates seeking election or re-election to the New Mexico House of Representatives, the state's utility-oversight commission and local judicial seats registered to run for office on Tuesday with state and county election regulators. The one-day window for filing signature petitions with the ...
In court filings Monday, attorneys for the Navajo Nation said accusations are unfounded that Judge James Wechsler previously worked on behalf of the tribal government. At stake is a major water-rights award in northwestern New Mexico to the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation is seeking sanctions ...
While students across the country plan walkouts to protest gun violence, teens at a New Mexico high school still reeling from a deadly shooting in December have organized a "walk-up" to help unify a rural campus with varied ideas on school safety. Students at Aztec High School asked administrators if they ...
Richard Ellenberg, the embattled chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico hoping to lead the Democrats back into the governor's office, resigned Monday amid criticism over his handling of sexual misconduct claims. Ellenberg announced his resignation in a letter Tuesday following a state party ...
8 hearing, both New Mexico and Colorado attorneys also objected to allowing federal officials to participate in the case as a principal to the lawsuit because they feared the case could set a new standard for the role the federal government can play in water disputes between states in the years ahead.
At a time when many members of the public and media may believe governmental transparency would not even rate a D-plus for effort, all five candidates vying to be New Mexico's next governor insist they will build and maintain an open government, one eager to offer public information that's easy to ...
Susana Martinez, who is wrapping up her second and final term this year, has said she is leaving state government with strong cash reserves of more than $600 million as a buffer against any economic downturn. Less than a year ago, the state was wrestling with how to fill a budget gap by slashing agency ...
Blair Dunn, along with state and national party officials, hope voters in New Mexico want an alternative to the Democratic and Republican parties — and want candidates who aim for fewer government restrictions and privatization of government functions. “I think New Mexico is primed for it,” Blair Dunn said.
At a time when many members of the public and media may believe governmental transparency would not even rate a D-plus for effort, all five candidates vying to be New Mexico's next governor insist they will build and maintain an open government, one eager to offer public information that's easy to ...
In the fight against New Mexico over the critical Rio Grande water supply, Texas has the federal government on its side. And the feds can stay there, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday morning in a victory for Texas. Monday's unanimous ruling decides one narrow question in a five-year-old suit over the ...
During oral arguments in January, Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller argued that the federal government should be allowed to intervene in the dispute because it owns the Rio Grande Project, which regulates the river's flow and water rights in the three states in addition to ensuring that Mexico gets the ...
Transparency took a beating Friday as Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bill to ensure secrecy for certain business dealings at Spaceport America and vetoed another bill meant to fix a loophole that open government advocates say allows untold thousands of dollars of lobbyist expenses to go unreported.
Lawyers for the New Mexico Human Services Department say they agree with many of the recommendations of a special master who has spent the last year reviewing whether the state is making progress in processing applications for certain welfare benefits. They told a federal judge during a daylong ...
A fund used by New Mexico's governor for social obligations will receive more scrutiny under legislation signed Thursday. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bill that will allow the so-called contingency fund to be audited and automatically return unused money each year to the state general fund.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new proposal to store nuclear waste underground in southern New Mexico — this time from nuclear reactors across the country — has cleared an initial regulatory hurdle and can now be vetted for detailed safety, security and environmental concerns, the Nuclear Regulatory ...
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, speaks at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting, on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Jose Luis Magana. New Mexico governor signs auto-theft, daycare legislation. In this Feb. 15, 2018 photo, New Mexico Gov.
The Latest: New Mexico intervenes in drug prescriptions. Feb 28, 2018 ... New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, speaks at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting, on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Washington. ... SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on bills signed and vetoed by New Mexico Gov.
... The U.S. government has awarded a Montana-based company a contract worth more than $73 million to design and build replacement fencing along 20 miles (32 kilometers) of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico, officials confirmed Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, ...
“With this offering, Comcast will have the broadest deployment of Gigabit internet speeds throughout New Mexico,” said Chris Dunkeson, Area Vice President, ... make it ideally suited for businesses across several industries such as retail, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, education and government.
Porter said the government isn't currently in the cloud seeding business. However, some water districts in the Rocky ... A paper by Pew Trusts says the technology may soon come to New Mexico depending on whether western states want to agree to a program. Could this be a cure for the drought? "I don't ...
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said schools could use retired police officers for campus security as a cost-effective approach to make schools safer. The Republican governor made the suggestion Monday during a meeting with other state governors and President Donald Trump in Washington, the ...
FILE--In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle drives next to a U.S-Mexico border fence in Santa Teresa, N.M. The U.S. government has awarded a Montana-based company a contract worth more than $73 million to design and build replacement fencing along 20 miles (32 kilometers) of ...


 

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