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Housing support here for New Mexico families

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By Justice C. Shannon Bacon, New Mexico Supreme Court; Tom Prettyman, New Mexico Legal Aid; Gene Vance, General Counsel, Apartment Association of New Mexico, Vance Chavez & Associates; and Karen J. Meyers, Attorney at Law

The pandemic has created difficulties for many New Mexico residents. It made new struggles and...

Commemorate the holiday season

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Yá’át’ééh Keshmish. This season we rejoice in the blessings provided to us and reflect upon the long journey we traveled this year. During this time, we are reminded of our strength as one Navajo Nation to overcome this pandemic. We have seen unprecedented levels of community support for one another through our food distribution drives, wood hauling events, and all of us simply working together to help our neighbors.

It is through our traditional songs, ceremonies, and our protection prayers that sustains us as the largest Sovereign Nation in the United States. Our compassion and devoted faith is the shining strength and beauty of the Navajo people. We treasure the lessons the...

Buy Local

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Are you ready, New Mexico? It’s holiday season … A time for joy, family, friends and fun. It can also be a time of great stress and anxiety when it comes to searching for food, beverages and gifts. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.

New Mexico is home to some fabulous food products we all enjoy. These products make the perfect holiday gifts for family and friends.

New Mexico is fortunate to have farmers and ranchers who produce world-famous products. From beef, lamb, chile, pecans, pistachios, wine and craft beers to distilled spirits, our state’s agriculture industry offers products we all enjoy. Don’t forget about our cheese and locally-processed coffee...

NMFOG disputes redistricting process, not outcome

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Majors sends letter to Senate Majority Leader

December 15, 2021
Hon. Peter Wirth 
Majority Leader
New Mexico Senate 490 Old Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe, NM 87501

Dear Senator Wirth,

Transparency is at the heart of everything we do at the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG). The New Mexico’s Legislature actions during this past special session show they do not share this value.

For months this summer the Legislature-mandated Redistricting Committee held public meetings and gathered public comment to create fair, equitable maps outlining congressional, state senate and state representative districts. It seems much of their work has been done in vain.

Surveys show that...

New Mexico Ethics Watch sues N.M. Legislature

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New Mexico Ethics Watch filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Legislative Council Service – the legislative branch’s records custodian – and the New Mexico Legislature for withholding documents related to identifying the legislators responsible for specific appropriation requests in major appropriations bills from this year’s regular session.

To identify individual legislators and their requested appropriations, NMEW requested all memoranda and reports generated by the House Appropriation and Finance Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and their subcommittees concerning House Bill 2 – the general appropriation act funding the government – prior to the final vote on...

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