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Military & Veterans Day at Legislature

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SANTA FE - Military & Veterans Day at the 2020 Legislature is Jan. 25 at the State Capitol in Santa Fe.

This is the day each year on which the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services and the New Mexico National Guard honor active-duty service members and veterans.

Every year, a particular segment of the military is...

Humanitarian Assistance Awards announced

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Reimbursement funds being distributed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., Deb Haaland, D-N.M., and Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., announced Oct. 11 that the National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program has begun awarding the first wave of Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance to organizations and localities in Bernalillo County, Doña Ana County, and Luna County. In June, the lawmakers secured $30 million in grants to reimburse local organizations and communities that have provided humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers.

“I am proud to have worked...

Udall, Heinrich call for end to Pendley’s authority

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Acting BLM Director supports selling off public lands

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., lead Democrat on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined a group of Senate Democrats Oct. 2 urging U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to terminate William Perry Pendley’s authority as acting director of the Bureau of Land Management. In the letter, the senators outline their concerns with Pendley’s advocacy for the widespread sale of public lands, his efforts to roll back key conservation laws, and his long-held...

Trump visits New Mexico

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Rally at Santa Ana Star Center


Senator Carlos Cisneros dies suddenly

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State senate loses a champion for Northern N. M.

Senator Cisneros, D-Questa, died Sept. 17, at the age of 71 of a suspected heart attack.

He represented District 6 since 1985. Cisneros served as chair of the interim Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee and vice-chair of the Senate Finance Committee.

Senator John Arthur Smith, D-Deming, told the N.M. Political Report that Cisneros served on the Senate Finance Committee as the vice-chair.  Smith said, “He was very, very responsible when it came to state finances.”  He added that he and Cisneros often ‘chuckled together’ and spoke every day.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, told the Report Sept 17, “I am...
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