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25th Navajo Nation Council celebrates historic signing of the Navajo Nation Procurement Act amendments

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COYOTE CANYON, N.M. — Members of the 25th Navajo Nation Council joined Navajo Nation President Dr. Buu Nygren in a historic event as he signed into law amendments to the Navajo Nation Procurement Act Nov. 3.

Legislation No. 0203-23 was unanimously approved by the Council Oct. 16. The resolution amends the Navajo Nation...

Luján, Blackburn introduce resolution to support global nuclear safety

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WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., introduced a bipartisan resolution in support of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s role promoting nuclear security Oct. 26. This resolution reaffirms U.S. interest in preventing the spread of nuclear weapons, securing nuclear materials, and ensuring that the IAEA has the resources to successfully carry out its duties. It also upholds IAEA’s position as an indispensable organization for strengthening nuclear security and facilitating access to applications of nuclear technology.

U.S. Representative Bill Foster, D-Ill., has introduced a companion resolution in the U.S. House of...

Gov. announces New Mexico climate investment center

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ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was joined by state leaders Oct. 13 to announce the creation of the New Mexico Climate Investment Center.

The Climate Investment Center will issue low-interest loans to local projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The governor was joined at the announcement by Majority Leader Peter Wirth, Pro Tem Mimi Stewart and other legislators.

"These investments will make a difference on the ground in communities around the state,” Lujan Grisham said. “Climate action must be inclusive of all New Mexicans, and I am looking forward to seeing communities empowered through the Climate Investment Center. I also want to thank legislative...

New Mexico Supreme Court issues opinion on partisan gerrymandering

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The state Supreme Court issued an opinion Sept. 22 providing additional guidance to a trial court for resolving a partisan gerrymandering challenge to New Mexico’s congressional districts.

The Court’s unanimous opinion provides the legal reasoning for an order by the justices in August that allowed a congressional redistricting lawsuit to move forward to trial to determine whether alleged partisan gerrymandering violated rights protected by New Mexico’s Constitution.

The lawsuit contends that boundaries of New Mexico’s three congressional districts were drawn by the Democratic-controlled Legislature to unlawfully dilute the voting strength of Republicans in the 2nd Congressional...

Lujan Grisham sends $57 million to support law enforcement recruitment efforts across the state

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Sept. 21 that the state will allocate $57 million from two funds for law enforcement agencies to bolster recruitment and strengthen departments.

This money is on top of the $50 million allocated in 2022 supporting the governor’s initiatives to broaden law enforcement capacity by funding recruitment or retention of law enforcement personnel.

“I have been clear since day one – getting more officers in New Mexico communities is a priority for this administration,” Lujan Grisham said. “The lifesaving work law enforcement does every day to create safer communities in New Mexico deserves our full support, and providing funding not only to...

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